After learning of the increasing homeless rates across Merseyside, the youngsters collectively pledged to help spread positive messages within their school about how pupils can help those who need an extra hand.
The groups focused their efforts on activities that could increase awareness of what people can do to help or benefit people living without shelter.
Through their brainstorming, the groups decided that working with local homeless and housing charity could help enable a greater impact and bring attention to their pledge.
Ideas created in the session to help tackle homelessness included; raising donations for Whitechapel through bag-packing at a local supermarket, a ‘wall of change’ artwork display helping to inform pupils about homelessness, a school raffle with donated prizes and the creation of a school newsletter for staff and pupils.
The groups also delivered a school assembly, highlighting the importance of taking youth social action and to explain why they chose homelessness as the topic of their #iWill pledge
The groups intend to visit the Whitechapel Centre in the coming weeks, to learn more about homelessness and help out staff during the day.
This is just an example of what the LFC Foundation’s #iWill team get up to at 9 primary and secondary schools and after school youth community projects across Merseyside every day!
The Whitechapel Centre is the leading homeless and housing charity for the Liverpool region. They work with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. They are committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living.