Youth Social Action Toolkit


The purpose of this Toolkit is to:

  1. Explain Youth Social Action: help Careers Leaders understand how it can support their careers programme and meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.
  2. Help you explore Youth Social Action in Practice: and see how other schools and colleges are using it to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and develop young people’s skills.
  3. Get Inspired: with examples and case studies from around the country and the resources you need to easily implement it yourself.
  4. Help you measure and grow its impact: with interactive tools to help you and your school or college link activities to The Careers & Enterprise Company's Compass and Tracker tools.
Top tips

We recommend working through the 5 steps sequentially:

  1. Introduction - Develop your knowledge and understanding of what youth social action is and how it can support your work as a Careers Leader.
  2. Session Plan - Use the session plan and powerpoint to share this information with your colleagues more widely, maybe through a whole school or college staff meeting or an inset day.
  3. Careers & Youth Social Action Survey for Careers Leaders - Use the interactive survey tool to help gauge current engagement with youth social action in your setting, and identify next steps in building provision.
  4. Analyse and build on your survey results - Learn how you can use the results of your survey to help you complete your Compass and Tracker tools as part of your role as a Careers Leader.
  5. Young People Guided Preparation and Reflection Frameworks - Prepare young people to get the most of out their youth social action experiences through guided reflection.

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