Category Archives: contributing

A cool guide for health professionals and communities

​(Released August 2014)​ This guide for health professionals and communities contains an annotated list of resources and accompanying tools for implementing evidence-based adolescent health programs. The guide defines evidence-based programs, explains how they are used, and identifies limitations of existing programs. The resources in the guide are organized by health topics adapted from the focus areas of

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A Tool For Engaging Youth In Policy Making

A new resource from our fabulous colleagues at ACT for Youth: Engaging Youth in Policy Making to Promote Health In this new edition of PrACTice Matters, Christine Bozlak discusses the benefits of youth participation in public health efforts, provides examples of youth civic engagement, and offers recommendations for involving youth in policy-related activities.

Here are a few civic engagement resources for you

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES Youth Civic Engagement Research CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans. Recent highlights include a new analysis of youth voter registration and voting in midterm elections, the results of a national survey of civics and U.S.

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Here are great ideas for how youth can get involved in voting.

14 IDEAS FOR ’14: HOW YOUTH CAN GET INVOLVED THIS ELECTION from YSA As we just celebrated the July 4th Independence Day holiday, we are reminded that our democracy depends on “we the people” (all the people!) getting involved to help “form a more perfect Union.” With that in mind, YSA offers the ServiceVote 14 Ideas

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CREATE Council is recruiting Youth, make sure to apply before the deadline.

Are you between the ages of 14-24 and are passionate about improving sexual health services and education in your community? Colorado Youth Matter is searching for fierce youth activists to serve on the 2014-15 Colorado Youth CREATE Council! Complete your application today and get ready for this one of a kind leadership opportunity. We will

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A new resource for youth programming!

The National Clearinghouse on Family and Youth (NCFY) recently launched a new interactive version of their “Guide to Starting  A Youth Program”.  The new interactive version takes you through the steps of launching your own youth-serving nonprofit, developed for people (both adults and teens) who want to work with youth and help improve their well-being—and their

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