Deadline: August 30, 2019
This contest asks youth, "What makes you hopeful? What keeps you going, striving for a better tomorrow? In August, IWGYP's Youth Engaged for Change (YE4C) website is holding a creative contest for young people to share what they are #Hopeful4. Youth ages 13-24 can participate by submitting an original digital image/art/photo that reflects their hopes for the future. Entrants can use social media to promote their submissions using the hashtag #Hopeful4 and urge friends and networks to vote. The voting period will run September 3-13, 2019. Three winners will be selected from among the highest-voted entries to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Learn more and enter.
Deadline: August 30, 2019
The Youth Thrive™ Survey from The Center for the Study of Social Policy is a valid and reliable web-based instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15 minutes to complete, the survey can be an effective tool for informing case planning and practice, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement purposes. The Youth Thrive™ Survey provides reports and data visualization options. Access to the instrument is free of charge. Learn more.
This call for participation invites middle and high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ), and are at least 13 years old, to share about their experiences in school, including those related to homophobia, harassment, gender expression, and support. GLSEN will use the data to compile the 2019 National School Climate Survey, a report in ongoing series that provides data on the experiences of LGBTQ youth and is used to educate and inform advocacy efforts for safer schools. Learn more.
Application Deadline: There is no deadline to apply; stipend is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the stipend is awarded to a community organization, the Town Hall Meeting must take place on or before December 31, 2019.
This initiative will provide community-based organizations with $750 planning stipends to organize conversations about underage alcohol use, its impact, and prevention opportunities with a focus on aspects of underage drinking that are most critical to those local communities. Email email@example.com to request an invitation to register and learn more.
This video series addresses the growing understanding that adolescents and young adults need healthcare that is geared specifically to their needs, and is distinct from services provided to adults or young children. The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides high quality, comprehensive, and inter-disciplinary health and wellness services focused solely on the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Learn more.
This campaign addresses the “cost-free” mentality among youth around the use of e-cigarettes. The FDA expanded its award-winning “The Real Cost” campaign to educate the nearly 10.7 million youth aged 12-17 who have ever used e-cigarettes or are open to trying them about the potential risks of e-cigarette use. Learn more.
These videos highlight the PAF, a program that supports expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and families:
- MN Student Parent Support Initiative: Advancing Health and Higher Education for Student Parents — Describes centers that help Minnesota university and college students with children stay enrolled in school.
- Right from the Start: Empowering Young Parents for Success — Describes a Missouri program that helps parents, including hard-to-reach young people like youth who are homeless, gain the skills they need to support their children.
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2019
This opportunity, launched by America’s Promise Alliance in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Peace First, invites youth to bring positive change to their community by leading a local service project. Youth will receive coaching from online mentors and financial support in the form of mini grants of up to $250 to fund their project. Learn more.
This video, the fourth in a series of TAG Talks, addresses substance use and addiction in adolescents and young adults and the most effective approaches to treating addiction, including opioid addiction. The video is accompanied by two discussion guides (one for professionals and another for families), citations, and additional resources for interested viewers. Learn more.
This toolkit from the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Capacity Building Center for States provides guidance and examples that illustrate the Youth Welfare approach for working with youth in foster care. The Youth Welfare approach recommends shifting from a child-focused system that is reactive, case plan-driven, and protection-focused to a more youth-focused system that is proactive, youth-driven, developmentally-framed, and normalcy-oriented. Learn more.
The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them. The newly-redesigned site will help youth who want to:
- FIND OPPORTUNITIES, including volunteering, internships, jobs, and leadership opportunities, and other ways to change their lives and their world.
- FIND ANSWERS and explore resources on topics they care about, like mental health, relationships, education, and more.
- FIND INSPIRATION and learn from Change Makers who are volunteering, acting as leaders and role models, advocating, and making an impact in the lives of others.
This publication provides the first results of the NPSAS:16, the most comprehensive nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the U.S. It describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level. Learn more.