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Youth are the ultimate agents for social change

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‘The Louhellen Experience begins‘, an attempt by a student of the International Louheleln Baha’i School to express some of his feelings on this soothing and peaceful place where he did hi sYouth Year of Service.

Hungry for Solutions: Can the Youth Fix the Future?‘ reports on the Portland Youth Summit as part of its Global Citizens Corps. THis report is packed full of quality resources on for helping and educating the youth on Global Change.

If you want to see the ingenuity of kids, try this team-building exercise as developed and practised by global Kids.

Million Futures‘ is a really nifty project that allows studetns to write their visions of the future on virtual airplaces, which then fly around the web site for others to read. Meanwhile, ‘10 Things I can do to help my world‘ is a book written for young children about practical things they can do around their home and life that can make this world a better place.

Generation Yes, which is a blog about empowering students with technology, is announcing grants for the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 24-26 2009. This same blog has an interesting post on the One Laption Per Child (OLPC) project ‘Teach students that education can change the world‘. In a similar vein, LazosLearning has partnered with the Foundation for the Application and Teaching fo the Sciences, more commonly known as FUNDAEC to offer two online courses: A Discourse of Social Action, and Constructing a Conceptual Framework for Social Action.

Here’s a punchy article if ever i saw one from the Community Development Foundation titled “Community development and empowerment‘ :

Empowerment can reach higher into decision-making procedures: setting agendas, raising aspirations and ensuring that the channels for communication and influencing between community members and their representatives, even at the topmost tiers, are accessible and acknowledged as legitimate aspects of the democratic culture. Community development practice aims to embed these structures and understanding into everyday democracy so that everyone knows how they can influence decisions as individual citizens but, more importantly, through collective approaches involving learning, dialogue and negotiation.

Thanks to Neighbourhoods: a blog on neighbourhoods, neighbourlines, social captial and life at the local level’ for this find. On the topic of neighbourhoods, ‘the power of the neighbourhood‘, reminds us of the strength of empowering people.

I love this title: ‘On the true purpose of our global enterprise: To bind hearts together



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