Youth Leadership

Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona

The mission of this organization is to foster equity and opportunity for women and girls, which is done through research, grant-making, leadership development and advocacy.  The Foundation's girls' philanthropy program Unidas, Spanish for united, teaches high school-aged young women about philanthropy, social justice, and leadership. Participants research and analyze the social issues facing young women and girls in Tucson, and walk through a grant-making process.  They create a request for proposal, review applications, conduct site visits, and allocate funds to local agencies totaling $10,000. 

www.WomenGiving.org
  • Year: 2004
  • Source: Womens Foundation of Southern Arizona

Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona

The mission of this organization is to foster equity and opportunity for women and girls, which is done through research, grant-making, leadership development and advocacy.  The Foundation's girls' philanthropy program Unidas, Spanish for united, teaches high school-aged young women about philanthropy, social justice, and leadership. Participants research and analyze the social issues facing young women and girls in Tucson, and walk through a grant-making process.  They create a request for proposal, review applications, conduct site visits, and allocate funds to local agencies totaling $10,000. 

www.WomenGiving.org
  • Year: 2004
  • Source: Womens Foundation of Southern Arizona

Understanding Youth Leadership Development: An Examination of the Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning Program

This article provides an overview of an after school program in Redwood, California which engages students in youth led projects that teach students leadership and civic action. The article breaks down and explains youth leadership development in three categories (1) communication and interpersonal skills, (2) critical reflection, and (3) positive involvement in the community.

http://gardnercenter.stanford.edu/docs/FINAL%20ks%20YELL%20Research%20Brief%20070718.pdf
  • Source: John W. Garden Center

The Power of YOUth in Philanthropic Fundraising

This article is about engaging youth in philanthropic fundraising through face-to-face solicitation. Sections on the history of youth philanthropic fundraising, the integration of youth development and fundraising principles, and a case study of one organizations and the power that their youths carried in philanthropic fundraising are included.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/104541107/PDFSTART?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
  • Year: 2002
  • Source: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising

The National Service Briefing

This newsletter aggregates relevant content for the service community. Real time news alerts can be delivered via email or mobile messaging. A free subscription is available and can be customize to individual interests that include board/committee member, coaching, communications, community, education, fundraising/event planning, human services, leadership, outreach, and youth development.

http://servenet.org/Toolkit/ServiceWire/ServiceWireHome/NationalServiceBriefing/tabid/77/Default.aspx
  • Source: Youth Service America

Youth and Community: Engaging Young People in Philanthropy and Service

This article gives the results of a three month national scan of ways that nonprofit organizations incorporate youth in their programs. The article illustrates all of the strategies and impacts used within these youth engagement programs. Sections include history of youth engagement, methods of research used, results, and recommendations.

http://www.wkkf.org/Pubs/PhilVol/youthcommunity1_00251_03773.pdf
  • Year: 2003
  • Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Youth Build U.S.A.

This program develops the skills of future leaders in the areas of personal growth, leadership roles, and civic engagement; while also taking part in community service. The organization works to instill important values in youths through rebuilding the physical appearances of communities. Information on current programs, advocacy opportunities, and the Academy for Transformation are featured.

http://www.youthbuild.org
  • Source: Youth Build U.S.A.

Youth Leadership Institute

This organization works to bring youth and adults together to create positive social change through community-based programs that teach youth leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement skills. Sections on policy, prevention, and philanthropy for youths are featured.

www.yli.org/
  • Source: Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Venture

This Web site helps youths build and run youth-led organizations that address current social issues. Information on employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities, ways to become a venturer, current Youth Venture teams and programs, and a forum for participants are provided. 

http://www.genv.net/
  • Year: 1996
  • Source: Youth Venture

15 Points: Successfully Involving Youth in Decision Making

This presentation includes guidelines, worksheets, tips, a resource directory, and stories from current activists in the area of youth in decision making--all designed to help young people and adults build effective relationships in order to work together to improve their communities. It is to be used with a book provided by the Youth on Board organization.

http://www.iowaworkforce.org/files/15points.ppt#256,1,15 Points
  • Source: Youth On Board

Resource Generation

This Web site works with young people with financial wealth to create progressive social change through the responsible use of their finances to create strong civic and social engagement ties with their communities. Many resource, programs and workshops are available for young people with financial wealth.

http://www.resourcegeneration.org/
  • Year: 1996
  • Source: Resource Generation

Project- YES

This Web site provides leadership and service learning opportunities for youth through art and promoting a social choice through painting, drawing, sketching, and more. Information on products, programs, and volunteer opportunities are featured.

http://www.project-yes.org
  • Source: ProjectYES

Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)

This Web site is a community of grant makers and donors committed to strengthening democracy through civic engagement and the resources of philanthropy work. Calendar of events, reports, publications, and profiles of engagement investments are included.

http://www.pacefunders.org
  • Source: Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement

Newlight Leadership Coalition

This organization seeks to empower the younger generation into developing leadership skills that will guide them to a successful future. Information on events, leadership training workshops and summits, and youth leadership news are featured.

http://www.nllc.org
  • Source: Newlight Leadership Coalition

New Global Citizens

This Web site encourages high school students to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, including global poverty, gender equality, child mortality, and natural disasters. The goal is to transform students into educators, advocates, and philanthropists to support the world in ending societal challenges. Many articles, blogs, and publications related to the organizations current projects and endeavors are included on the site along with an Action Manual, a guide to help organizations find a starting point for ways to create ties with their communities and  incorporating both parties in advocating a specific global issue and project.

http://www.newglobalcitizens.org/
  • Source: New Global Citizens

Motivational Achievements Together

This Web site strives to increase leadership skills, social skills, and academic skills in youths through after-school programs. Information on current activities, volunteer opportunities, and location and contact information are featured.

http://www.youthspace.net/~mercy/MAT/
  • Source: Motivational Achievements Together

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and surrounding counties): The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Youth in Service Fund

This Web site provides grants to youths up to the age of 18 to work on community service projects with organizations located in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties in the state of Wisconsin. The fund is housed within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grant_seekers/YISF/aboutYISF.shtml
  • Year: 1997
  • Source: The Community Foundation for Milwaukee

Kids Consortium

This Web site empowers youth to gain motivation and skills to impact their communities outside of the classroom. Information on teaching models and methods, books and resources, and professional development opportunities are included.

http://www.kidsconsortium.org/
  • Year: 1992
  • Source: Kids Consortium

I N R O A D S

This organization strives to place skilled minority youth into the business industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Ways to become an intern, information and success stories of alumni, and ways to become a client are featured.

http://www.inroads.org
  • Source: I N R O A D S

Center for Progressive Leadership

This program is designed to train youth to become diverse political leaders who will impact current and future political policy changes. Information on current programs, resources, and ways to get involved are featured.

http://www.progressiveleaders.org
  • Source: Center for Progressive Leadership

California Center for Youth Development

This organization enables middle and high school students to create positive social change in their state and local governments through learning leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Current programs, internship opportunities, and online curriculum are featured.

http://www.californiacenter.org
  • Source: California Center

Boy Scouts of America

This program is meant to help youth achieve their full potential through the Scout Oath and Law. Information on the different areas of the organizations, how adults can become involved, and what the organization has accomplished are accessible.

http://www.scouting.org/
  • Source: Boy Scouts of America

A World Fit for Kids!

This program helps low-income minority youth gain access to sports and fitness programs while giving them the opportunity to learn marketable skills, gain valuable experience, and earn money. Information on articles, current sponsors, basic program components, and ways to help are offered.
 

http://www.worldfitforkids.org/
  • Source: A World Fit for Kids
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