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The Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues

The Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues pledges to promote and research the link between character development and youth social action via:

  • Running a free online course: Building Character Through Youth Social Action, which will provide an opportunity to learn about the history of social action, and how youth social action can help build character in young people. This course is open for anyone with an interest in youth work and working with young people and will take place from 4th June 2018  to 15th June 2018;
  • Working with Step Up to Serve and partners to organise knowledge sharing events and to help promote youth social action in least affluent areas as a means of improving young people’s health and well-being;
  • Continuing to promote youth social action events and news stories through the Centre’s communication platforms: Newsletters, Blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Continue to celebrate and support the selection of #iwill Ambassadors who can help to champion social action and demonstrate the double benefit from their personal social action experiences.

Since 2013 The Jubilee Centre has supported the campaign in numerous ways, from providing a researcher to investigate how youth social action providers understand character, to hosting a consultation at St George’s House, Windsor, to produce this Statement on Character Development Through Youth Social Action, collaborating on the Transforming Young People and their Communities project, and supporting the #iwill Ambassador scheme since its inception.

You can find out more about the Habit of Service project here and the MOOC here.


Quote from Professor James Arthur, Director at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and member of the #iwill campaign Advisory Council
“The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is proud of its close association and the joint work it has undertaken with Step Up To Serve and the #iwill campaign. Together we have been able to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore big questions such as ‘how does social action transform the character of young people as well as the communities they live in?'”