Centre for Excellence in Youth Voice
federal government program that finds,
describes and builds models of effective
strategies for engaging youth in meaningful
participation and making healthy decisions
for healthy living. They are committed to
assisting health professionals,
youth-serving professionals, parents and
communities to adapt and adopt models of
effective Youth Voice by engaging youth in
planning, executing and being involved in
program leadership. 23 Isabella St, Toronto,
ON M4Y 1M7 Canada.
Children, Youth, and Environments (CYE)
Center for Research and Design
CYE is an
international, multidisciplinary network of
researchers, policy makers and practitioners
working to improve the living conditions of
children and youth by improving young
people's capacity for meaningful
participation in the processes that shape
their lives. University of Colorado, College
of Architecture and Planning, Campus Box
314, Boulder, CO 80309.
Community Partnerships with Youth (CPY)
CPY is a
national training, resource design and
technical assistance organization that
specializes in Youth as Trustees of their
communities, Youth in Governance, and Youth
as Philanthropists. 6744 Falcon Ridge Crt,
Indianapolis, IN 46278.
inspire, award, and celebrate the work of
young people to change their world through
an interactive website, community training,
classroom curricula, and monetary prizes.
423 West 55th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY
The Freechild Project
connect young people to social change
efforts around the world. Freechild
highlights thousands of organizations,
publications, websites, and resources from
hundreds of topic areas focused on youth
involvement. PO Box 6185, Olympia, WA 98507.
info at freechild.org
Innovation Center for Community and Youth
foundations, organizations, youth, and
adults to spark creative processes, build on
existing assets and resources, and generate
practical tools and resources. 6930 Carroll
Avenue, Ste 502, Takoma Park, MD 20912.
participation and youth action initiatives
provide a variety of resources. Located in
McCreary, British Columbia, the Center
features unique tools and more.
Movement Strategy Center (MSC)
committed to advancing the next generation
of leaders for a sustainable progressive
movement. We are building local, regional
and national networks of young activists
across issues, constituencies and
geographies. 1611 Telegraph Ave, Ste 510,
Oakland, CA 94612.
Parents Leadership Institute
foster healthy parent-child relationships
that will last a lifetime by providing
classes, workshops, support groups and
leadership training courses for both parents
and professionals. PO Box 1279, Palo Alto,
Program for Youth and Community
researcher Barry Checkoway’s program aims to
strengthen the active participation of young
people in the institutions and decisions
that affect their lives. It includes
projects which build the capacity of young
people and adult allies to increase
individual involvement, build organizational
capacity, and create community change. UM
School of Social Work, 1080 S. University
Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
student voice in schools through an online
portal that provides examples, research,
publications, discussion forums, and
organizations to students, educators, and
others. A sister program of The Freechild
Project. PO Box 6185, Olympia, WA 98507.
Youth Activism Project
young people to move their ideas into action
by advocating before school boards, city
council and in other public policy arenas.
Offers books, training and other resources
as well as free materials and technical
assistance for youth-led adult-supported
community change. PO Box E, Kensington, MD
20895 (800) KID-POWER.
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
implements community-based programs that
provide youth with leadership skills in the
areas of prevention, philanthropy, and
policy and civic engagement. Building on
these real-world program experiences, YLI
creates evidence-based curriculum and
training programs that enable us to engage
in social change efforts across the nation,
all while promoting best practices in the
field of youth development. 246 First
Street, Ste 400, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Youth On Board
to be leaders and decision makers in their
communities and strengthens relationships
between youth and adults. 58 Day Street
Somerville, MA 02144.
reach and support any young person
nationwide who has a dream about how to make
a difference, and the commitment to make it
happen. 1700 N. Moore Street, Ste 2000,
Arlington, VA 22209.