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Trees for Cities

Trees for Cities

By 2022, Trees for Cities pledges to:

· Engage 3,000 children and young people to plant urban trees, empowering them to have a positive impact on the environment and community

· Create a #GenerationTree movement; empower young people to talk about their experiences of social action and the impact it has had on them and their community

· Create the opportunity for 50,000 children to eat food they have grown themselves in an Edible Playground

· Celebrate young people who volunteer with Trees for Cities; create a steering group for young people to have a voice in decision making and to hone our approaches and thinking

· Nominate children and young people as #iwill4nature ambassadors to represent the work they’ve done through Trees for Cities


First pledge: 2015 (achieved)

  • Explicitly ensure that young people taking part in the Trees for Cities programmes know that they’re taking part in youth social action to ensure they can recognise the double benefit
  • Embed the six quality principles of youth social action provision into our programme, ensuring that every young person has a great experience
  • Celebrate young people who are taking a lead in developing youth social action and ensure young people have a voice in decision making
  • Nominate young people as  #iwill ambassadors to represent the work they’ve done through Trees for Cities
  • Grow Trees for Cities programmes to reach 5,000 young people by 2020

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress


Quote from the CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
With pledges helping to support the growth of youth social action, we want you to remember that it’s never too late to say #iwill. Will you be next?”