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Posts dealing with issues related to D&D work done by, for, or with young people or students

Youth Service America Invites Applications for National & Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies

Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) invites applications from organizations interested in serving as Lead Agencies for National & Global Youth Service Day 2007, April 20-22 (www.ysa.org/nysd). Lead Agencies are organizations across the United States that increase the scope, visibility, and sustainability of National & Global Youth Service Day by leading city, regional, or statewide service projects. Past Lead Agencies have been successful in garnering national media attention, developing new partnerships, and engaging elected and public officials in their service and service-learning projects. Lead Agencies receive a […] (continue)

YouthRising Grant Program to Support High Risk Youth in Volunteer Service

Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/) have announced the launch of the YouthRising grant program. This opportunity offers grants of $2,000 for organizations in the United States to engage high risk and/or gang-involved youth (ages 12-25) in volunteer service to their communities. Community-based groups/organizations, local government agencies, schools, and faith-based groups that have prior experience and documented success working directly with high-risk and/or gang-involved youth are eligible to apply. The program seeks projects […] (continue)

Youth Service America Offers Youth Venture Funding

Through partial funding from the US Department of Justice, Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) and Youth Venture, Inc. (www.youthventure.org) are teaming up again to make every day National & Global Youth Service Day (www.ysa.org/nysd). The program is giving young people the opportunity to create sustainable National Youth Service Day projects for N&GYSD 2007,April 20-22. YSA and Youth Venture are offering funding to enable young people to engage in community service and make a difference in their world. Thirty awards of up to $1,000 in start-up funds […] (continue)

Training in Performance-Based Youth Decision-Making Coming Up in Nevada

ZIPoPo is an interactive performance program that combines scriptwriting, acting, directing and facilitating to teach ethical decision making skills through audience participation. ZIPoPo was developed in Russia, was shown on 22 television stations there and is now in 62 countries around the world. Shamil Fattakhov, the program creator, will be here from Russia to do the training. The program is ideal for teachers, counselors and youth programs. The program could be presented as part of school activities or after school programs. The manual includes the […] (continue)

New York City Opportunities Fund Offers Funding for Youth Organizing

The New York City Opportunities Fund is a funding pool developed by the Overbrook Foundation (www.overbrook.org), the Surdna Foundation (www.surdna.org), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (www.rbf.org), and the Merck Family Fund (www.merckff.org) and administered by the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (www.fcyo.org). NYCOF is open to New York City community organizing groups that are actively engaged in youth organizing, specifically in low-income communities, and will provide small grants to address typically unmet technical assistance needs and/or collaboration projects defined by youth organizing groups. Areas of interests […] (continue)

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Seeks Statewide Youth Violence Research Partner for Anti-Gang Grant Effort

The Massachusetts legislature recently provided $11 million for anti-gang grants through the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative. The Executive Office of Public Safety (http://www.mass.gov/eops/) is the lead agency for implementation of this anti-gang effort. To enhance the effectiveness of this initiative, EOPS will make available up to $250,000 in Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant funds to gather and share knowledge on youth violence and to work with Local Action Research Partner grantees and Shannon CSI grantees to improve overall program success and outcomes. A […] (continue)

New CIRCLE Paper on Influence of Institutions on Youth Civic Engagement Available Online

A new CIRCLE Working Paper edited by Peter Levine and James Youniss collects 14 short essays by leading scholars in political science, psychology, education, communications, and sociology. Each of the 14 short essays suggests ways to expand the study of youth civic engagement to include institutions and cultural contexts as well as the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of individual youth. The collection, entitled “Youth Civic Engagement: An Institutional Turn,”can be found here: www.civicyouth.org/research/products/working_papers.htm (continue)

News on the Torino Youth Peace Meeting

[From comune.torino.it via Deliberative-Democracy.net] In fulfillment of its role as host of the 2006 Olympics, the Youth Policy and International Cooperation and Peace department of the City of Torino invited young people from around the world to participate in “Young words happening,” an international peace dialogue in September, 2005. The program consisted of three days of dialogue around the key issues of access to information, economic development, and cultural integration in the context of the Olympic Truce Torino 2006. The purpose of the event, which […] (continue)

Do Something Invites Young People to Apply for Community Project Grantsd

Each fall and spring, Do Something (http://dosomething.org/) awards grants of $500 each to ten young people who submit creative proposals for solving local problems. Members of Do Something’s Youth Advisory Council evaluate the proposals and award grants to the most deserving projects in three areas: community building, health, and the environment. An applicant must be 25 years old or younger on May 1, 2006, to receive a 2006 Do Something grant. Applicants also must have a mentor to apply for a grant. A mentor can […] (continue)

CIRCLE Releases Report on Sports and Youth Civic Engagement

[By way of Peter Levine’s blog on civic engagement issues] The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) has just released a research report documenting the connection between particpating in sports and youth civic engagement. The research found that young people who participated in sports activities during their high school years were more likely than non-sports participants to have: * Volunteered (32 percent vs. 21 percent), * Registered to Vote (58 percent vs. 40 percent), * Voted (44 percent vs. 33 […] (continue)