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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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Community Work Institute - supports strategic service learning
CWI seeks to to "support and promote exemplary teaching strategies and practices for K-16 and community programs that support students becoming caring, responsible and active members of their communities. It's focus is on supporting curriculum that has place as the context, service-learning as the strategy, and sustainability as the goal. "

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Kids Tales - teenagers making change in the world
Description provided by Kevin Hodgson: "Kids Tales provides free writing camps with paths to publication for young writers, often in communities that are struggling. All camps are organized and run by teenagers. The teens write curriculum, pitch for funding, and created a non-profit. In fact, the entire Kids Tales organization is completely run by teenagers."

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Write4Change
Write4Change is building a global collaboration community "designed to connect teachers who believe that young people writing for real and meaningful audiences and purposes can lead to social change. The Write 4 Change Project provides students opportunities to write for social action, challenge inequality, and make change in and across their communities."

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Youth Voices - Letters to the President-2009
Nearly 10,000 youth wrote letters to the president during this 2009 event. This will be repeated in 2016.

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Albany Park Theater Project - focuses on youth and social justice
From the web site: "Albany Park Theater Project is a multiethnic, youth theater ensemble that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world. We are dedicated to art, to youth, and a vision of social justice."

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AllowGood - Empower all youth through the tools of philanthropy
From the web site: "Allow Good equips youth with the knowledge, skills, and capacity to take meaningful action in their communities. We inspire youth to become actively engaged in addressing social challenges throughout their lives. This addresses a pressing need facing our society - engaging youth in their communities to create a society of socially engaged citizens.

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Black Youth Project 100
From the web site: "Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a collective focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education."

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Camp Fire - leadership programs for teens
From the web site: "Camp Fire’s Teen Service and Leadership Programs provide a variety of opportunities to help teens develop as effective and engaged citizens, now. Through Camp Fire’s Thrive{ology}framework, teens learn to identify community needs, issues, or challenges; decide what issues they want to advocate for; and then take action to make a difference in their communities. Each workshop, in a Camp Fire program, may be tailored to the students and teacher curricula needs. Workshops can be held during a class or in an after school club. Each Camp Fire curricula is aligned with Illinois State Core Standards."

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Chicago Youth Community Film Festival - 2015
From the web site: "Alternative Schools Network (ASN) and Community TV Network (CTVN) celebrated student-created films from 8 of Chicago's community-based alternative schools with a festival and awards ceremony in the Chicago Cultural Center's beautiful Claudia Cassidy Theater. This 8th annual Chicago Youth Community Film Festival (CYCFF) showcased the collaborative video pieces of aspiring student filmmakers." Visit the link and watch the videos.

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Chicago Youth Voices Network
From the web site: "The Chicago Youth Voices Network is a collaborative of youth media programs, professionals and organizations working together to strengthen the youth media sector in Chicago. By gathering leaders together for peer learning, advocacy and joint projects, the Chicago Youth Voices Network works to strengthen the organizations that amplify the voices of our city’s young people, their families and communities."

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Civic Leadership Foundation - Teaches Leadership Skills
From the web site: "The Civic Leadership Foundation (CLF) prepares underserved teenagers for college, career and active citizenship. CLF partners with principals, teachers, and youth program directors to deliver empowering, project-based curriculum that teaches young people critical life-long leadership skills such as collaboration, resourcefulness and accountability."

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Earth Force - engages young people as active citizens
From the web site: "Through our Centers of Excellence, Earth Force works with communities to support young people in finding their voice while assuming leadership roles in solving local environmental problems. Our six-step instructional model, the Earth Force Process, puts youth in the driver's seat towards creating sustainable solutions."


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Fearless Leading by Youth
Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) is a program of STOP, " a community organization that builds the power of residents on the Southside of Chicago to impact the forces and decisions that affect our lives. STOP fights for human rights to racial and economic justice through organizing, popular education, and leadership development amongst people most directly affected by issues like gentrification, displacement, incarceration and criminalization of youth of color and health cuts."

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Free Spirit Media - empowers youth through video
Hands-on and project-based media production opportunities with FSM are helping young people develop their authentic voice while actively learning about and addressing community issues.

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Future Leaders in Planning - CMAP Chicago Program
From the web site: "Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) is a leadership development opportunity where students can contribute to a better future for our region. Participants in this new program will learn more about the northeastern region and share their thoughts with other teens from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Participants will also meet and interact with selected regional leaders who make key planning decisions in our communities."

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Global Kids - New York City
Global Kids offers a range of year-round programs in schools, online, and at its New York City headquarters.
Global Kids works primarily with middle school and high school youth, and also provide professional development and capacity building services for educators and institutions, and special trainings for youth.

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Global Nomads Group Links the World's Youth
Founded in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to heightening children's understanding and appreciation for the world and its people.
Using interactive technologies such as videoconferencing, GNG brings young people together face-to-face to meet across cultural and national boundaries to discuss their differences & similarities, and the world issues that affect them.

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GO Campaign helps orphans/children throughout world
From the web site: "GO Campaign is dedicated to helping orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world build a better future. We are a youth-driven nonprofit that brings together youth everywhere. We cut out the red tape and provide direct access to grassroots projects that improve - and often save - lives of vulnerable children around the globe.

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Ignitus Worldwide - supports a youth-led movement
From the web site: "Ignitus Worldwide is a non-profit organization seeking to establish leadership skills, a safe environment, community and capacity building and participation for youth across the globe. We aim to create empowering environments for youth, promote leadership development, and encourage civic engagement. We continue to strive to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of children worldwide, through education, leadership, assistance, scholarships, and partnerships."

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Innovations in Civic Participation focuses on Youth Civic Engagement
From the web site: "Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) is a global leader in the field of Youth Civic Engagement. ICP envisions a world where young people in every nation are actively engaged in improving their lives and their communities through civic participation. We believe that well-structured youth service programs can provide innovative solutions to social and environmental issues, while helping young people develop skills for future employment and active citizenship."

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International Education and Resource Network
From the web site: "iEARN-USA works with educational, youth service, relief and development organizations to facilitate programs where young people can work together to make a meaningful difference in the world. In partnership, we are proud to provide educators and youth with virtual and physical exchange, language, and multimedia opportunities."

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Kids Consortium Supports Service Learning
From the web site: "KIDS Consortium helps transform classrooms and communities through an award-winning educational model that has touched more than a quarter-million students to date.

Founded in 1992, KIDS (Kids Involved Doing Service-Learning) Consortium is a nonprofit organization that serves schools and community organizations in Maine, throughout New England and beyond. Our education consultants train and assist teachers, administrators and community partners as they work with K-12 students to identify, research and address real community challenges (an approach known as service-learning). Students are involved in powerful learning experiences, forge stronger ties to their communities, and gain the skills and confidence they need to become engaged citizens."

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Learning to Give Educates Youth about Philanthropy
Learning to Give educates youth about philanthropy, the nonprofit and volunteer sector, and the importance of giving their time, talent and treasure for the common good. It also helps develop philanthropic behavior and experience, and, empowers youth to take voluntary citizen action for the common good in their classrooms, their lives and their communities.

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MapsCorps - youth mapping assets in urban neighborhoods
From the web site: "MAPSCorps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based on Chicago’s South Side where the idea was born. The organization grew out of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies, led by the research laboratory of Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, at the University of Chicago. In 2016, MAPSCorps became an independent nonprofit, with successful programs covering nearly half of Chicago and several ZIP codes of Harlem and the Bronx in New York City."

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ME to WE - Youth Leadership Program
From the web site: "ME to WE is part of a family of organizations—along with WE Day and Free The Children—that empower each of us to make the world a better place. ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. ME to WE measures the bottom line by the people empowered and the lives transformed."

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