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

New Student Arts and Civic Engagement Opportunities in Boston

Students seeking for-credit opportunities that involve meaningful citizenship, community service and service-learning, should check out the new Institute for Art and Civic Engagement at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Located in SFMA’s Artist’s Resource Center and founded in partnership with Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service, the Institute fosters development of partnerships with art, culture, research, education, healthcare, social service, business and entrepreneurial ventures. There are community-based learning projects in teaching/mentoring young people, arts and medicine, public art, international […] (continue)

D-Code Publishes New Report on Youth Engagement

D-Code, a company specializing in “decoding” the Information Age generation, has just released a research report that discusses how politically engaged Canadian youth are. According to the report, over 3/4 of youth surveyed plan to vote in the upcoming federal election, but youth are also finding non-traditional ways to engage in political life. To download the study, visit www.d-code.com/pdfs/YouthVoterDNA.pdf. (continue)

YouthActionNet to Help Fund Youth-Led Social Change

YouthActionNet (www.youthactionnet.org) will present awards to youth leaders and emerging projects that promote social change and connect youth with local communities. The YouthActionNet Awards are supported by Make a Connection, a global initiative of the International Youth Foundation (www.iyfnet.org)and Nokia (www.nokia.com). To be eligible for an award, youth-led projects should have clearly defined goals and the potential for growth or further replication. Final selections are made following a peer-review process in which previous award winners select the next round of awardees. Award recipients will receive […] (continue)

CIRCLE Announces Grant Opportunity for Research on Civic Education

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, has announced a grant opportunity for research on Civic Education at the high school level. Applicants are invited to submit letters of inquiry no later than December 15, 2005. Full details are available at www.civicyouth.org/whats_new/RFP.htm (continue)

Memphis 21st Century Town Meeting Will Address Youth Obesity

Memphis will be the site of the nation’s first interactive town meeting to gather grassroots community input on how to address improving the nutrition and physical activity of the nation’s children. The Shaping America’s Youth (SAY) 21st Century Town Meeting™ will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. SAY is an initiative of the new national health organization, Shaping America’s Health: Association for Weight Management and Obesity Prevention. They will be using the very […] (continue)

National Dialogue Will Engage Canadian Youth this November

This Fall Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) will hold a National Dialogue and Summit in Ottawa with young Canadians. This signature project for CPRN’s 10th anniversary will welcome 160 young Canadians, ages 18-25, to have a dialogue – first with each other and then with about 40 decision makers from the public, community and private sectors. From November 25-27, 2005 they will discuss the policy implications of their dialogue and develop concrete actions that can be taken across the country. The results of the summit […] (continue)

New Resource for Encouraging ESL Students to Participate in Study Circles

We just heard from the Study Circle Resources Center about a new resource for recruiting ESL students into Study Circle programs. To prepare adult students in the English as a Second Language program for a study circle summit on education, the communications department of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board in Hamilton, Ontario, developed a curriculum titled “Prepare to Participate.” The curriculum package includes a series of classroom activities to help students increase their self-confidence, group discussion experience, and decision-making skills. With minimal adaptation, this curriculum […] (continue)

New Study Assesses Impact of Service Learning on Civic Engagement

We just heard about a new CIRCLE (www.civicyouth.org) Working Paper by Shelley Billig, Sue Root, and Dan Jesse of RMC Research Corporation that examines the impact of service-learning on civic engagement. The study compared more than 1,000 high school students who participated in service-learning programs with those who did not participate in schools matched for similar demographics and student achievement profiles. It found that service-learning students were significantly more likely to say they intended to vote and that they enjoyed school. Importantly, the study suggests […] (continue)

Global Kids, Inc. and NewsHour Extra Capture Teen Opinion in New Report

What do teenagers think about the U.S. presence in Iraq? About a constitutional amendment to prevent gay marriage? About America’s expanding waistline? A new report, “What Were They Thinking? Today’s Youth On Yesterday’s News,” published by Global Kids and NewsHour Extra, shows how teens across the nation tackled these questions and responded to other important current events. Their answers came from online dialogues conducted on Newz Crew, a website run by and for teens to discuss the news that affects their lives. More than 300 […] (continue)

New Report Released on Youth Civic Engagement

Someone forwarded an email to me today from Barbara Gottlieb, in which she announced a just-released research report called “Youth as E-Citizens: Engaging the Digital Generation.” This study, by Kathryn Montgomery, Gary Larson and Barbara, is the first to “map” and analyze the rich but little-known terrain of websites that promote youth civic engagement. According to Barbara, the study “brings to light an online youth civic culture, largely unnoticed by the general public, that has taken hold on the Internet and is fostering Generation Y’s […] (continue)

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