Youth Leadership: OST Field Notes

Voices from the Field take 3This section includes voices from the OST field that describes practices with children and youth.  It includes guest blogs and v-logs (video logs), photo-essays and narratives by practitioners reflecting about lessons and learning in the area of the youth leadership in out-of-school time programs.

We accept submissions from practitioners in the OST field.  For more information about submitting your work, email

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Teens for Food Justice (podcast)

An interview with the Executive Director and staff member of Teens for Food Justice, a youth program that engages youth in hydroponic farming as well as advocating for food justice in their communities.

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Innovative Organization? Innovative Evaluation!

This tells the story of an organization that engaged youth in evaluating program impact through the technique of photovoice.

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A Youth Conference – Led by Youth!

This photoessay describes a youth conference that involved youth from the organization, Global Kids, in all phases, from planning to presentations.

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Civic Engagement Program Serves as a Learning Lab for Young Leaders

A description of a youth organization, Sociedad Latina, which engages youth in civic leadership, and grows their leadership from within.

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