Number of unique resources found: 11
Description: The Student Voices Project encourages the civic engagement of young people by bringing the study of local government, policy issues, and political campaigns into the classroom.
Description: TakingITGlobal (TIG) is about encouraging young people to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. We create environments where people are exposed to new thinking, a diversity of voices, and new opportunities. Driven by youth, our goal is to foster a sense of leadership and social entrepreneurship through the innovative use of technology, creating meaningful experiences for young people around the world. In partnership with the Global Youth Action Network, we offer recognition for youth action and support for youth voice.
Description: TCC is a national program all about teens getting involved in crime prevention to make themselves safer and their communities stronger.
Description: Freechild is a group of young people and youth advocates dedicated to making social change resources more accessible for young people around the world, especially those who have been historically denied participation.
Description: Youth Activism is a youth advocate resource center. This site aims to prove that MINORS can play a MAJOR ROLE. This national clearinghouse also provides help and information to parents, mentors, teachers, principals, policy-makers and other adult allies who want to collaborate with youth to achieve positive community change.
Description: This Social Science Research Council Web Forum seeks to foster discussion, debate and analysis on young people as civic and political actors. The Forum intends to be a virtual space for developing and disseminating new information, ideas and approaches to youth activism--especially those in which young people are involved in forms of advocacy through purposeful and organized collective action.
Author: Zeldin, Shepherd (4 more by this author); Linda Camino, Matthew Calvert
Description: For more than a decade, many researchers and practitioners have endorsed a positive youth development approach which views adolescents as active contributors to their own development and as assets to their communities. As part of this shift, youth are increasingly being invited to engage in community governance. Youth are making strong contributions to advisory boards and planning councils, and are integrally involved in key day-to-day functions such as program design, budgeting, outreach, public relations, training, and evaluation.
Description: A new youth-led Web site that combines a unique, interactive approach to public policy education, youth leadership and online learning with stories and background reports, to stimulate rich online dialogues involving youth in the United States and around the world.
Author: Rebori, Marlene (5 more by this author)
Description: A unique civic engagement curriculum rooted in community development that teaches public deliberation skills. PEACE is intended to help make the process of teaching citizenship, public deliberation and civic engagement more enjoyable and youth driven. PEACE is comprised of six lessons and designed as scaffolds, where each lesson is used to build into the next lesson.
Description: The Youth Policy Action Center is a Web site that engages young people (and adults) in democracy: changing policies that change young peopleâ€™s lives.
Author: Zaff, Jonathan (1 more by this author); Erik Michelsen
Description: Child Trends conducted a review of 60 studies on civic engagement. This review focuses particularly on studies that pertain to political involvement and volunteerism. This Research Brief brings together key findings from those studies.