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Engaging Youth

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July 2011

Executive Summary of Youth: A Call to Action—Backgrounder, Recommendations, and Selective Best Practices

by N. Sakamoto, R. Johnston, and R. Workman

Executive Summary of a youth needs research study providing direction in the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Youth Strategy for the City of Thunder Bay.

Tags: Engaging Youth

June 24, 2011

Building Bridges Across Generations: Redefining Intergenerational Spaces for Girls' Empowerment

by Girls Action Foundation

A compilation of practices and reflections on creating intergenerational spaces for social change.

Tags: Inclusion, Grantee reports, Engaging Youth

June 23, 2011

Redefining Leadership: How Girls Action Foundation Supports Young Women to Lead Social Change

by Girls Action Foundation

A collection of Girls Action’s reflections, learnings and successful practices built up over ten years of developing and delivering leadership and mentorship programs for young women.

Tags: Inclusion, Grantee reports, Engaging Youth

June 22, 2011

MoreSports/YELL FUNdamental Sports for All

by MoreSports YELL

On the MoreSports YELL approach, its model, and its lessons learned. MoreSports Yell, based in Vancouver, has created community-based environments of support around making sport accessible to all.

Tags: Sport for Development, Resilience, Grantee reports, Engaging Youth

November 18, 2010

Engaging Youth Within Our Communities

by Josée Latendresse

This guide is intended for community and organizational actors who would sincerely like to integrate young people ages 12 to 25 within their communities by allowing them to actively participate in decisions affecting them and allowing play a more influential role.

Tags: Engaging Youth, Inclusion, Resilience

November 1, 2010

How Funders are Supporting Social Innovation: Three Examples from the Youth Sector

by John Cawley, Arti Freeman, and Violetta Ilkiw

A multi-foundation collaborative piece on funder support of youth-led organizations. Includes a segment on the use of developmental evaluation in the Foundation's initiative, YouthScape. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Innovation, Inclusion, Engaging Youth, John Cawley

October 29, 2010

Creative Youth Empowerment: Engaging Our Youth Today to Unlock Tomorrow’s Leaders

by Gabriel Bran Lopez

Describes the start-up of Youth Fusion, a project that has graduate students leading programs for high school students at underperforming schools, and provides lessons learned during its growth. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Inclusion, Engaging Youth, Innovation, Resilience

September 2010

YouthScape: A Funder's Perspective

by John Cawley

Based on a funder's experience, this paper discusses the design, implementation and evaluation of a complex, emerging initiative (YouthScape). It explores the diversity of strategies – healing, empowering, engaging, and organizing – that community organizations can adopt for involving marginalized young people in community development activities.

Tags: Inclusion, John Cawley, Engaging Youth

July 2010

YouthScape Guidebook: Changing the Landscape

by Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Elaina Mack, and Michele Cook

Through case studies, stories, activities, and practical recommendations, this guidebook offers insights and tools to bring youth engagement to life.

Tags: Inclusion, Engaging Youth

March 2010

Letter from ArtsSmarts: A Word from the Executive Director

by Annalee Adair, Executive Director, ArtsSmarts

ArtsSmarts is a learning strategy for student success in the 21st century.

Tags: ArtsSmarts, Engaging Youth

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