This has been a year which has hastened the pace of change across many walks of life. What has impressed you about the adaptability of school communities?
Despite the significant disruption brought about by Covid-19, we are pleased that schools have continued to prioritise YPI as a core activity within the curriculum, committing staff time and engaging year groups in the programme at a time when local community need is arguably greater than ever. We’ve been really impressed with how well YPI has adapted to digital deployment with staff and students embracing the student launch video, online research, remote collaboration, and virtual finals.
During your involvement with YPI, what has impressed you about young people?
They care about their local communities and they can be incredibly creative in convincing a judging panel as to why their chosen charity is deserving of a £3,000 cheque! We’ve experienced some fantastic pitches utilising dance, music, multi-media skills, and emotion to full effect. For us as funding partners it is exciting to see the part that YPI is playing in developing these transferable skills and helping shape #generationchange.