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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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Youth as Leaders; Service Learning
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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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Mikva Challenge - engaging Chicago youth in civic and political life
From the web site: "Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders. We do this by engaging youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise."

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Mikva Challenge - Youth Solutions Congress in Chicago (2013)
On this page is a report from a 2013 Mikva Challenge Youth Solutions Congress"

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Mikva Challenge Juvenile Justice Council 2013 Report
This link points to a 2013 PDF from the Mikva Challenge’s Juvenile Justice Council (JJC), which is a group of young advocates making recommendations on solutions to improve the juvenile justice system in Cook County, Illinois.:

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Mildsauce presents ideas of youth in Chicago
From the web site: "Mild Sauce is a webzine covering news and commentary on the people, culture, and events of Chicago. The journalists are young adults (under 25) who live and breathe this city, and are committed to high-quality news and storytelling." This is a project of Street-Level Youth Media.

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MyBlock NYC - student video map
From the web site: "The MyBlock Education Program which continues today, is making the increasingly important opportunity of an introductory video literacy program available to students by providing a powerful video communications curriculum to schools all over New York City." This link points to a map of NYC with icons that you can open to see videos created by NYC teens.

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National Youth Leadership Council - supports service learning
From the web site: "For more than 30 years, NYLC has transformed classrooms, empowered teachers, and captivated students by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic service-learning content to school districts, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs, and everything in between. Our programs and services develop young leaders, support educators, and advance the field of service-learning."

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Positive Coaching Alliance - Chicago
From the web site: "Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit with the mission to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. PCA reaches youth and high school sport leaders, coaches, athletes, parents, and officials through live workshops, online courses, published books and articles, and a series of alliances with nationally-recognized coaches, athletes, academicians, businesses and national youth sports organizations."

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Prepare For Life - LemonadeDay

Prepared 4 Life EMPOWERS YOUTH to become contributing members of society through its core, asset-based*, experiential programs - Lemonade Day and the Lemonade Day Experience.  Youth organizations, schools, clubs, etc. are encouraged to sign up for the annual Lemonade Day event, which takes place in May. Visit the web site to learn more.

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ProjectM Lab - Youth Leadership Platform
From the web site: "Project M is a program for creative people who are already inspired to contribute to the greater good, and are looking for a platform to collaborate and generate ideas and projects bigger than themselves."

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Raising Student Voices - Student Action for University Community Investment
From the web site: "This new report from The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition seeks to connect struggling communities to local institutional wealth through engaging student activism."

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Service Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium - Chicago
From the web site: "The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium brings together universities with CPS / Chicago Public Schools to promote, support, generate, and advocate for for service-learning and civic engagement practices."

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Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)
From the web site: SCALE sponsors Read. Write. Act., the annual and only national conference specifically for campus-based literacy programs and their community partners. "SCALE promotes National Literacy Action Week, the first week of February, in order to increase awareness of this country’s literacy needs and to highlight the crucial role of college students in the literacy movement. Current SCALE programs include America Reads, the North Carolina LiteracyCorps and a partnership local campus based literacy programs including the Carolina Language Partnership, MANO and Project Literacy. In addition, SCALE offers a comprehensive Resource Library, a useful Toolkit including training workshop agendas and on-line trainings, and technical assistance for programs around the country."

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Taking IT Global - focus on youth empowerment
From the web site: "TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We use the power of online community to facilitate global education, social entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for millions of youth worldwide."

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