It's vision is to help build a new generation of motivated and switched-on young people who want to use their skills to support local charities and make the lives of others in and around their communities better. The programme is delivered through a fully resourced scheme of work that is interactive and student-led. Students identify social issues in their area and engage with local charities that address them. Students then plan and take part in advocacy and social action in support of charities they have chosen, before presenting about their work in order to compete for a prize of £1,000.
The support of the Jack Petchey Foundation ensures that First Give will be delivered in up to 100 schools across the South East- helping more young people engage with their local communities and develop valuable professional skills.
Like the Jack Petchey Foundation First Give believes that the passion, creativity and determination of young people are all positive qualities that can be harnessed for social change. First Give works to: