Youth Leadership: OST Field Notes

Voices from the Field take 3This section includes voices from the OST field that describe practices with, and by, youth leaders in OST. It includes guest blogs and v-logs (video logs), photo-essays and narratives by practitioners. They describe specific program practices or projects within their organization, 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,  contact our senior editor Leslie Lapides.

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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.

» Listen to the Podcast «

Innovative Organization? Innovative Evaluation!

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

>>Download the Article (PDF)<<

A Youth Conference – Led by Youth!

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

» Download the Photo Essay (PDF) «

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.

» Download the Article (PDF) «

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