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.
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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.
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
EVERYDAY YOUNG HEROES Sarah Casteel Clayton, MO YSA honors 18-year-old Sarah Casteel of Clayton, Missouri for tackling the issue of hunger in her community. Sarah became the Director of Saint Louis Food Rescue when others couldn’t commit to the organization. As a teen-based organization, Saint Louis Food Rescue serves as a link between food retailers
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
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
Colorado9to25 needs you! We would like to partner with you, and utilize your ability, knowledge and experience to connect, improve and inspire. Please join our network of trainers and information sharers as we begin a year of connecting, improving and inspiring! CO9to25 is looking for engaging presenters for an exciting upcoming webinar series which for
• Are you a student entering 9th-12th grade for the 2013-2014 school year? • Are you interested in keeping your school safe? • Would you like to serve on a youth advisory board? The Colorado School Safety Resource Center is now accepting applications for YES², a youth advisory council that will provide recommendations and feedback to
If you or someone you know is living on their own and struggling with transitioning to adult-hood, please check out the website for A Good Place to Start (GPS) at gpsdenver.org to assist you with issues like; opening a bank account, preparing a resume, interviewing tips, buying your first car, catching the bus as well