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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Stopping Suicide. How Your Words Can Save Lives
There are a growing number of young people and adults who are taking their own lives. This is one resource to help.

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Storyline OnLine - Free Library of books, videos for kids
From the website: "The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more."

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Strategic Doing - Do More Together
From the web site: "Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.

Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast—just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive."

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Strategic Philanthropy for Complex World
This is one of an on-going set of articles on the Stanford Social Innovation Review intended to stimulate creative thinking about philanthropy, collective action, impact, etc.

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Strengthening Youth Through a Network of Care (SYNC)
From the web site: "This is a Get IN Chicago program introduced in 2016. Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) focuses on providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence, including Austin, North Lawndale, Humboldt Park, South Shore, Englewood, West Englewood, and Roseland." The program is based on the Quantum Opportunities Program launched in the 1990s.

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String Games, A Simple, Powerful, Teaching Tool - video
In this Google Hangout Fred Mindlin shares his passion for string games. By the end of the one-hour video, tutors, mentors and teachers, especially those working with elementary school kids, will see that this is a powerful tool that they can use to engage with kids.

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Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC
From the web site: "SPARCC is a three-year, $90 million initiative (started in 2018?) to amplify locally driven efforts to ensure that major new infrastructure investments lead to equitable, healthy opportunities for everyone. SPARCC is investing in the ideas, energy, and momentum of local networks to positively shape our cities and regions for generations."

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Structural Causes of Racial and Economic Segregation in SE Wisconsin
The video in this blog was produced for the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee to create a response from the faith community to this issue.

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Student Blogging Challenge - edublogs
From the web site: "The aim of the student blogging challenge is to connect student bloggers with a global audience while supporting teachers with their classroom blogging.

It runs twice yearly, starting in March and October, and guides the participants through blogging and commenting over 10 weeks."

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Student Union - helps match students with more rigorous colleges
From the web site: "First-generation college students are often under-supported when it comes to the difficult decision of choosing a school. Uptake's Student Union helps connect first-generation college applicants with a portfolio of schools that provide them with the best chances of admission and graduation."

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Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy - 2018
From the web site: "The 2018 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy1 (the “Study”) is the seventh in a biennial series of reports on the giving and volunteering practices of wealthy households in the United States. Based on a nationally representative random sample of wealthy households, the Study is an authoritative source of information on wealthy Americans’ philanthropic attitudes and practices."

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Study uses network analysis to predict gunshot violence in Chicago
This study is titled "Modeling Contagion Through Social Networks to Explain and Predict Gunshot Violence in Chicago, 2006 to 2014" and includes a variety of charts and visualizations. Take time to read and reflect.

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Sustaining evidence-based prevention programs: correlates in a large-scale dissemination initiative.
This 2015 research focuses on sustainability of youth tutor, mentor and learning programs, recognizing that without the ability to attract and retain talent and resources beyond start up funding, programs will have limited impact on youth.

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SwingLeft.org helps identify swing districts for 2018 and 2020 election
From the web site: "Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin. Swing Left helps you find and commit to supporting progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018 and the Senate in 2020." If you're concerned about ultra-conservative dominance of state and federal government, you need to get involved and help elect progressive representatives in swing districts near you.

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Syllabus: Public Writing in de Tocqueville’s America
In difficult times this writer address the question "how can the liberal arts can be made relevant and important again?" with a recommended college level curriculum. Take a look.

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Systems Thinking and Complexity Mapping Tool - Kumu.io
From the web site: "Kumu makes it easy to organize complex data into relationship maps that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to us." This is an innovative concept mapping tool. Take a look and add a resource.

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Systems Thinking Tools - a reference guild (pdf)
From the web site, "Whether you are new to systems thinking or merely need a guide to available tools, this collection introduces you to dynamic, structural, and computer-based tools – from stocks and flows to causal loop diagrams and management flight simulators."

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TalentED - using ESRI story maps to help with workforce development
From the web site: "Through TalentED, students can visualize regional workforce needs and available educational opportunities. Counselors can also help others plan out a career path that reflects personal and financial goals.

Alongside the central TalentEd Story Map, industry-level Story Maps give students access to information on careers, colleges, and living costs, all targeted to their specific location.

Within each industry-level Story Map, users can watch short videos on the wide range of jobs associated with each industry. They can also view all companies in Orange County that are involved in a specific industry, and find a community college where they can continue their studies for a job in that field. Further interactive display options allow users to also tailor their experience to their needs, placing themselves on the path to a great career." Take time to browse through the site and the story maps to see what an innovative resource this is.

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Teach Computer Science in Libraries, Youth orgs - Google igniteCS
This Google learning initiative was described in a dmlcentral blog article, saying "In its quest to make computer science education free and accessible to everyone, Google is expanding its igniteCS program. The initiative pairs volunteer computer science undergrads, who serve as mentors, and younger students, who learn from them. Libraries now are being recruited as sites to host the growing program." Take a look. Maybe this could be offered at your local library or youth center.

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Teaching Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives: Engaging Student Scholars in the Production of Digital Story Maps
Educators and students should read this article to deepen their understanding of the US slave trade and to see how using digital tools like ESRI story maps, build a deeper connection and understanding of the material.

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Teaching Spatial Thinking with Geotechnologies - articles
This is the website of ESRI geographer Joseph Kerski, which contains numerous articles & podcasts.

He introduces his site with "Teaching with Geotechnologies (Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Virtual Globes, and Remote Sensing not only can engage the learner in inquiry-driven, problem-based, project-based investigations of real-world issues, but it is essential for 21st Century sustainability of the planet and the health of its people. If we do not foster spatial thinking about issues such as water quality and availability, energy, sustainable agriculture, land use, urban sprawl, biodiversity loss, human health, natural hazards, and soil erosion, population and migration, at scales from local to global, who will?"

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Teaching Tolerance - apply in classroom, non-school program, home
From the web site: "Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits. More than 5,000 schools participate in our annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program."

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Teaching with Graphic Novels - PDF
Introduction from the PDF: "In this article, in what is one of the first-ever journal articles in graphic novel format, educator and graphic novel author Gene Yang makes a case for using graphic novels in classrooms."

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Technology Tools list created via #CLMOOC
This is a list created by participants in the Connected Learning MOOC of 2014. It shows a wide range of technology tools that can unleash creativity of students, volunteers and staff.

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TED Talk by Ashley Judd about on-line abuse and harassment of women and girls
The video is introduced with this statement: "Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It's time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment." The language in this video is raw so may be unsuitable for younger age children.However, the lessons need to be learned at an early age.

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