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Vital Connections - Lou Bergholz

I met Lou Bergholz at the Beyond Sport conference held in Cape Town in December 2011. Although we talked on that occasion the opportunity for collaboration sadly never came around. 1,422 more words


Meaningful youth engagement: Multiple contexts, multiple realities, multiple approaches

“Meaningful youth engagement is an inclusive, intentional, mutually-respectful partnership between youth and adults whereby power is shared, respective contributions are valued, and young people’s ideas, perspectives, skills, and strengths are integrated into the design and delivery of programs, strategies, policies, funding.” –  756 more words


Generation Work an Annie E. Casey Initiative

Generation Work is a Partnership Collaborative and Learning Community funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This national initiative is designed to combine Positive Youth Development, Demand Driven Strategies and Racial Equity and Inclusion to improve youth and young adult employment outcomes. 467 more words

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Fostering critical consciousness to empower youth to become social change agents

Why Youth Engagement? 

In my post, Youth citizenship: An intersectional analysis, I briefly touched on the importance of youth engagement to provide young people the knowledge and skill sets needed so they can become active citizens that contribute to building healthy communities and a stronger nation. 555 more words


Celebrate Diversity Through Your Stomach!

It’s Celebrate Diversity month! The world is very diverse and it is important to embrace all cultures. A good way to practice acceptance of other cultures is to be aware of the foods they enjoy and try their cultural dishes. 176 more words


Tips to Enhance Teen Involvement in your Club or Program

Friendships are extremely important to teens. University of Illinois Extension lists the following benefits to teen friendships:

1) Friendships provide teens with opportunities to develop conflict resolution skills. 409 more words


Critical Youth Work

Historically, the primary focus of youth work has been on risk prevention and rehabilitation, such as delinquency and drug addiction, and to keep youth off the streets, known as a person-centered approach.3 Such approach has led to service providers to regard young people as problems requiring a solution or intervention. 482 more words