Youth Leadership: Program Examples

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Ethnodrama & Youth Leadership

An Infinite Earth podcast about ethnodramatic programming through Community Allies, LLC, which helps youth acquire sophisticated understandings of societal processes, gain communication skills, and learn where and how they can advocate for themselves and others. Students use their research to teach others, administrators, teachers, parents, and communities access much-needed healing.

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Hollaback Global Site Leader Program

Hollaback! has trained over 550 young leaders to become site leaders in their communities. Participants receive nine months of free trainings and monthly webinars on strategic planning, community outreach, technology, intersectionality, traditional and social media, volunteerism, and public speaking. Each team that goes through the gains the skills to run a site and engage in on-the-ground action. Once they launch their site, they become a part of the Hollaback! Site Leader Network for ongoing training and support.

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Youth Leadership Institute

A project of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, this project works with youth in St. Paul, MN to develop youths’ understanding of themselves and their culture; equip youth with the knowledge, skills and qualities needed for leadership; encourage youths’ appreciation for the culture of others and promote cross-cultural leadership; build youth leadership through meaningful engagement in real community issues.

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Global Kids Youth Conference

This conference, designed and delivered by youth participating in the Global Kids program in New York, explores the theme of peace and justice.

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Young Adult Leadership Curriculum

A different look at leadership and youth leadership training. A complete curriculum guide from Pathways RTC. Their work is guided by the perspectives of young people and their families, and based on a positive development framework.

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The Relationship between Cross-Age Teaching and Social & Emotional Learning.

This publication provides a rationale for setting up a cross-age teaching program, as well describes a case study of a 4-H program, and the benefits of doing so.

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