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Youth participation

  1. 1.  Promoting positive relationships with peers Emphasizing youths’ strengths Providing opportunities to learn healthy behaviors Connecting youth with caring adults Empowering youth to assume leadership roles in programs Challenging youth in ways that build their competence
  2. 2.  Service learning/community service Religious participation School participation Extracurricular activities (i.e. clubs, etc.) Sports participation Artistic expression (i.e. theaters, media) Civic engagement
  3. 3.  Impacts long-term citizenship behavior (i.e. voting) civic competence sociopolitical development Psycho-political literacy cultural sensitivity critical thinking skills ability to solve conflicts non-violently
  4. 4.  Youth participation in a local tobacco control campaign Community gardens Small scale agriculture and cultural food production Youth radio Technology lab (photography and video action projects) Community mural Community assessment
  5. 5.  Does this help others? Does my effort make a difference? Am I directly engaged? Do I trust the organization? Is it “cool” – do my friends do it? NOT: It is my duty
  6. 6. Meet Alix:She is an 18-year old who lives in northern California. She switched shampoos over animal testing and will not buy clothes produced by child labor. She yells a those who do not recycle, and last year in high school she helped organize a protest over the genocide in the Sudan, raising $13,000 for Darfur relief. All this was before she was even eligible to vote.
  7. 7.  This is the largest youth led organization in the US when it comes to civil and youth rights Almost 10,000 youth members focus on removing and lowering legal restrictions that have been placed on the youths of today in America
  8. 8.  To engage and build political power for young people in our country Mixes popular culture and politics Registered more than 5 million young people to vote, and has become a trusted source of information MILLENNIAL GENERATION=1/4 OF THE ENTIRE ELECTORATE IN 2012
  9. 9.  ServiceVote is a YSA’s U.S. election-year campaign to engage young people, ages 5-25, in the political process by connecting with their peers, voters, and candidates For both voting age and non-voting age youth Challenges young people to learn more about our government and political system
  10. 10.  Creates connections between youths and adults Focuses on youth empowerment, globalization, illegal child labor, and youth poverty
  11. 11.  Formed in 1967 in Texas Aimed at fighting for Mexican-American Rights Involved in voter registration Goal: to achieve equality for Mexican Americans
  12. 12.  Over 20 universities and colleges were represented for the Greater Together Youth Summit Over 140 students who wereeager to learn about organizingfor President Obama on theircampus and attended anawesome day of training
  13. 13.  Began in Summer 2009 Believe that young people’svoices are not being heard in theDebate over health care reform National organization representing the interests of 18 to 34 year olds
  14. 14.  Take advantage of the power of mass media Use social networking sites Focus on youth-related issues, which are often ignored by power politics and politicians Use celebrities to expand interest in campaigns Highlight the immediacy and necessity for ACTION!!!
  15. 15.  The number of voters in the 2008 US Presidential election tripled, even quadrupled the total number of youth votes in some states compared to the 2004 elections In the Time Magazine article “Why Young Voters Care Again.” it was reported that Obama drew more under-30 voters in some states than all Republican candidates combined
  16. 16. The result can be to strengthen democracy--making the good news even better!