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SVA’s 10 Essential Lessons for Sustaining a Youth Movement

The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) this week released the 10 Essential Lessons for starting, growing and sustaining a Youth Movement, as understood by the SVA and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student leaders.

In July 2018, 28 student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to New Zealand to engage with 30 members of the 2018 Student Volunteer Army Executive.  The two groups participated in a week long exchange of ideas on youth-led change, sustainable movements, leadership and activism.

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Dr Jane Goodall on her way here

Dr Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned ethologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand on her Tomorrow and Beyond tour in June.

The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, along with the University of Canterbury, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and Sumner School will be hosting a special Roots & Shoots event on 30 June.

Dr Goodall will speak to students about Roots & Shoots and how the programme is creating change all over the world. Students will also present the Roots & Shoots projects that they have been undertaking.

Dr Goodall will also meet with the SVA and discuss volunteerism and the work SVA groups and participants in the UCan Programme have been achieving.

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