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Implementing Bolder Strategies: Engaging Youth, Families and Community Leaders As Changemakers

Leaders need to engage youth and families as organizers, planners, advocates by ensuring ongoing opportunities for leadership and participation. It‟s important to have strategies that reach all, not just a few. This webinar discussed ways to ensure that your work engages youth and families to the fullest.

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Leaders generate public demand, support and innovative ideas when they have regular mechanisms for seeking youth and family input and support and have developed a process for maintaining youth and family influence on policy decisions, philanthropy, practice and entrepreneurship.
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Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.
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Credentialed by 26 Series: When Working Works: Employment & Postsecondary Success

This brief summarizes research about employment and postsecondary success, and features examples of employers and institutions that have found creative ways to both support student persistence and advance their bottom lines by creating “college-friendly” jobs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Balancing work and school can hinder a young person’s success in higher education. However, the opposite can also be true: Good jobs facilitate student persistence and completion. So what does it look like when working works for students? That’s what we need to understand in order to transform employment opportunities into drivers of student success.
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Youth Organizing for Education Change

They show what can happen when adults create the expectations that young people be both informed educational consumers and engaged changed-makers. As momentum spreads for community leaders to organize for collective impact to improve youth outcomes, it is imperative that we not just invite but expect and support young people’s participation as learners and leaders.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011
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Should young people be considered actors in school change, or simply the recipients of changed schools? Growing evidence and our own experience in the field suggest the former. Youth-led efforts to create change in schools, districts and education policy are on the rise. Youth Organizing for Educational Change features brief case studies of seven youth organizing efforts across the United States that we hope will inform, instruct and inspire.
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