youth empowerment

NCFY talks to two young people about how youth leadership has challenged and inspired them. Time: 11:45 | Size: 13.4 MB | Transcript  
Are you and your youth taking part in Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service today? We hope so, and we hope you’re able to sustain the momentum you gain today and keep your young people involved in the community throughout the year.
If you've ever bought a box of Girl Scout cookies or paid a high school softball team to wash your car, you know that young people bring an almost irresistible something to fundraising. At the same time, young fundraisers pick up important skills, like setting goals, planning ahead, working as a team and making the case for a cause.
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, a time for celebrating the ancestry and traditions of Native cultures. Here are some resources that help young adults embrace their heritage and connect with peers throughout the year:
The holiday season will be here before we know it. If you and your youth plan end-of-year community service projects, you can plan ahead by taking advantage of some new resources.
NCFY's newest Youth Speak Out podcast features Gina Odom, a youth leader from rural Colorado who has represented her program at national and state conferences.
Gina Odom is a youth leader who has represented the Rural Colorado Collaborative at state meetings and national conferences. She explains what it takes to be a successful youth advocate, and how adults can help youth get there. Time: 4:00 | Size: 3.7 MB | Transcript
NCFY: Welcome to Youth Speak Out, a podcast series from the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Gina Odom is a Youth Advocate for runaway and homeless youth issues in Garfield County, Colorado. She speaks at statewide meetings, appeared in televised PSAs and recently attended the 2012 Pathways to Adulthood Conference in New Orleans.
Nestle will honor youth who are making a profound impact on their communities by giving $1,000 contribution to the charity of each young person's choice. Winners will also be sent to the "Very Best In Youth Awards" ceremony in Los Angeles. See the guidelines and apply.
Jordan Ryan and Alon Coleman both participate in Youth Farm and Market Project in Minneapolis, MN. They spoke with NCFY about Youth Farm's approach to youth empowerment, and how it helps youth become leaders, step-by-step.  
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