Currently it requires a disaster for people to cross community lines and help others
As 2017 grows old, November is nevertheless a month for the young. It began with National Youth Work Week, will encompass the UN's Universal Children's Day (20 November) and will end with #iwill's five-day campaign to promote social action among 10-20-year-olds (20-24 November).
Youth Work Week 2017 Restless and unable to sleep earlier this week, I turned on my Mac and watched the first ever episodes
When you think of dynamism, innovation and thought leadership, what do you imagine? I bet you're thinking about Facebook
Don't feel overwhelmed by the scale of the horror - or turn away because it is too upsetting. Don't not share something on social media, or not join a protest because you feel embarrassed. Don't think that social action is something that belongs only to the 'lefties' and students. Don't think that we can't make a difference because it is "Governments" who should be doing more. Government's answer to us!
Living well with your neighbours is like riding a bike, the most difficult part is making a start, after that the momentum does the hard work for you. I can tell you that although I have paraphrased a German ambassador, this has been true for me and my friends.
Forget Trump, forget Brexit, forget it all! I have a new story to tell you today - and that's about the way in which young people are taking matters into their own hands and shaping the future of the world they'd like to see.
Last week, I completed six years as a trustee and board member of navca - the National Association for Voluntary Community
25 years of volunteering. A million hours of employee time given by 160,000 employees. £40 million of company time invested in high impact social action volunteer programmes, helping 192,000 beneficiaries.
Young people across the world are giving up more of their time to donate to good causes. We have already seen the masses of research and reports about Generation Y, Z, Millennials, whatever the name is you want to call the now generation - they suggest that young people now have more of a social conscience than ever and care more about their impact on the world than their wages.