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Youth + Social Change through Grantmaking and Philanthropy

Youth in philanthropy identify funding, distribute grants, evaluate effectiveness, and conduct other parts of the process involved in grant-making. When communities create opportunities for youth as grantmakers and youth as philanthropists, they create opportunities for authentic, impassioned and powerful youth voice. What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist? — […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Planners

When planning programs, operations, activities, and other events and activities, youth can benefit nonprofits, schools, their homes, and any other institution throughout society. Engaging youth as planners can provide resources for youth, adults and others throughout the community. Planning is involved in everything we do. Either we plan our lives and our world, or we let someone else […]

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Youth + Social Change through Lobbying

Influencing policy-makers, legislators, politicians, and the people who work for them are among the activities for youth as lobbyists. With their unique insights, passion and wisdom, young people can guide and influence the political process in ways that adults can, helping elected officials and others make informed decisions that benefit everyone affected. This world demands the […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Recruiters

Youth building excitement, sharing motivation, or otherwise helping their communities or people to get involved, create change, or make all sorts of things happen can happen through youth as recruiters. Engaging youth as recruiters must mean more than simply propping them up for some adult-led, adult-driven activities. Instead, it should be part of a larger process designed […]

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Youth Engagement through Entrepreneurship

When youth recognize a problem or challenge in the world, they can use entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to organize, create, and manage activities that change the world. Engaging youth as entrepreneurs can help build economic and cultural value as young people learn skills and develop knowledge that contributes to their communities in unique ways. Don’t ask yourself what […]