Here is a collection of links to organizations that may benefit youth-driven democracy in the United States.
Youth-Driven, socially-focused organizations to learn from:
- Child Friendly Cities (CFC) – A UNICEF initiative on youth involvement throughout communities.
- Youth Activism Project – A non-partisan organization to encourage young people to take action on what they care about.
- The Freechild Project – Connects young people to social change efforts around the world.
- SoundOut – Promotes student voice in schools through training and resources.
- TakingITGlobal – 100,000 young people around the world in vibrant discussions about technology, involvement, and democracy.
- Teens as Community Builders – Young people across the United States doing positive things to improve their communities.
- Voices of Youth – Encourages young people around the world to become positively involved in their communities.
- What Kids Can Do – Features stories from young people worldwide who are leading community and school change projects.
- Youth Voice and Engagement – A web portal with hundreds of publications, programs and other tools.
- National Collaboration for Youth – The longest-standing coalition of national organizations committed to advocating with and on behalf of youth and, in particular, in research-driven “positive youth development”.
- SparkAction – An online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field.
- Ready by 21 – The flagship project of The Forum for Youth Investment helps leaders build broader partnerships, set bigger goals, collect and use better data, take bolder actions
National Human Services Assembly – The Assembly bridges brands, bureaucracies, and the whole life span to improve the collective voice and impact of the sector.
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