What a day! On March 22nd 2017, 450 First Give students from across Greater London and Wales descended on Wembley arena for WE Day celebrations.
A host of stars took to the stage sharing inspirational stories of leadership, change and pumping the audience up with live performances. These included Jessie J, Kate Winslet, Connor Maynard, Fleur East, The Vamps, Margaret Trudeau, and more!
WE Day celebrates and inspires young people to make a difference to both their local communities and on a global scale. Read more »
Gaynes School: Soap Box Challenge winners speaking out for Family Information Group
We're delighted to announce the winner of the First Give Soap Box Challenge 2016!
A passionate performance by this group of boys from Gaynes School secured the winning prize of a £200 grant for the charity of their choice Family Information Group.
There were so many high quality entries this year, a big well done to all the young people involved. It is so inspiring to see young people continue to be passionate about social issues after the First Give programme has finished.
See all the Soapbox pitches put forward by the fantastic First Give students here.
First Give Wales
First Give is now international!
We are so pleased to launch the programme in South Wales in the 16/17 academic year. Leon, the Programme Manager for Wales, says "It's an exciting time for us at First Give. We are launching in Wales with 30 First Give schools in year one, which means we will be in over 10% of Welsh secondary schools and working with thousands of students".
See all our upcoming Welsh finals and read a case study from our first Welsh School to complete the programme!
The Jack Petchey Foundation and First Give partnership
We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Jack Petchey Foundation. The Foundation's commitment will ensure that the First Give programme will be delivered to 60 schools across the South East - helping more young people to use their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities. Read more about our partnership