Youth Leadership/Youth Community Development
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) program
- Children, Youth, Family
Consortium (CYFC) Electronic Clearinghouse
Use the Site Map to get to Community Partnerships and Adolescents. The Search
feature is very useful. Created in 1992 by the Consortium and the Cooperative
Extension System, CEC information is provided in part by the University of
Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Searchable.
Coalitions and Local Policy
Has Wisconsin Youth Futures Technical Reports and Community Assesment Tools
as well as Community focused Extension resources. From Policy Institute for
Family Impact Seminars.
- CYFERnet National Children,
Youth & Family Network
CYFERnet is a collaborative networking initiative among the Cooperative Extension
System (CES), CSREES- USDA, and county governments. In this searchable network
you'll find links to the five National Networks: Child Care, Health, Family
Resiliency, Collaborations, and Literacy in Science and Technology. A great
place to start looking!
- Innovation Center
for Community and Youth Development
- JOE: Journal of Extension
Use the Search feature to find articles on +youth +leadership, etc. (http://www.joe.org/)
- Leadership and Volunteer
Development Base Program (CSREES)
List of Relevant Programs of Excellence by States has good section of Wisconsin
links under Youth Leadership and Development, Community Leadership, and Statewide
Leadership Development Training.
- National 4H Council
Under Programs are links to Community Building, Youth Partners and more.
- National 4H
Quick Links has 4H 101
- Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development
Information for Volunteers, Youth, and Staff.
For, by, and about 4H youth.
Child and Youth Advocacy
- America's Promise:
The Alliance for Youth
Mission is "To mobilize people from every sector of American life to
build the character and competence of our nation's youth by fulfilling Five
Promises for young people: Caring Adults, Safe Places, Healthy Start, Marketable
Skills, and Opportunities to Serve."
- Children Now: Child Advocacy
"Utilizes research and mass communications to make the well being of children
a top priority across the nation." Under Publications, News Media's Picture of
Children is quite interesting.
- Children's Partnership
Children and Technology and Building a Constituency for Children are programs
on this site. Has a Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway in English
Foundations and Organizations
Youth Development Journal
Many articles are online from this journal from the National Association
of 4-H Agents and the Forum for Youth Investment.
"Online Lessons" links to Service-Learning Network archives. "Links" takes
you to Law-Related Education/Civics, Youth Courts links.
for National Service
Works with " governor-appointed state commissions, nonprofits, faith-based
groups, schools, and other civic organizations to provide opportunities for
Americans of all ages to serve their communities." Learn and Serve America,
AmeriCorps, and National Senior Service Corps are its major initiatives.
What is a foundation, starting a foundation, resources for foundations and
more are in this nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations
"Foundation works with co-sponsors to bring groups of individuals together from
around the world for (Wingspread) results-oriented conferences. The Foundation
does not make grants." Located in Racine, WI.
Look under Programming for 'Youth and Education' and 'Philanthropy and Volunteerism'
programs and resources.(http://www.wkkf.org/)
Management Education Resources
Check the Learner Resource Center/Nonprofit web sites for links in categories
such as "How To Start a Nonprofit Organization" to "Getting
Your Nonprofit Noticed On the Internet" to Volunteer Resources/Service
Learning Centers". From UW Extension.
Sector Research Fund
"Awards research grants and organizes convenings to expand knowledge of the nonprofit
sector and philanthropy, improve nonprofit practices, and inform public policy
related to nonprofits." Projects and Findings link to useful studies of leadership,
civic engagement and volunteerism, fundraising and more. (http://www.nonprofitresearch.org/index.htm)
Institute: Raising Caring and Responsible Children and Teenagers
Has 40 assets that all young people need, how you can build assets, create
an asset-rich community, and tools and resources for asset building. From "an
independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization whose mission is to advance
the well-being of adolescents and children by generating knowledge and promoting
Crime Watch of America (YCWA)
"Youth-led movement to create a crime-free, drug-free environment in our
schools and neighborhoods." Getting started, nine components, and sustaining
YCWA from this non-profit organization.
Encourages youth 12-20 to create their own ventures to improve their lives
The portal web site for the Global
Youth ACTION Network(GYAN) (an incubator of global partnerships among
youth organizations) and Youth in
Action which runs U.S. GYAN activities. Youth in Action links to youth
action guides, national youth conferences, and youth in action awards.
of Leadership Educators
Browse site to find relevant youth leadership conference proceedings papers
and abstracts. Has links to some good leadership sites. (http://www.leadershipeducators.org/)
Toolbox Part E. Leadership, Management, and Group Facilitation
How to improve leadership skills.
and Organizational Development
Several North Dakota Extension State University Extension Leadership Development
Within Groups documents are available in full text. (http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/leaddev.htm)
Getting it Done
An online full text book by Rex R. Cambpell, Professor of Rural Sociology
at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Covers principles of voluntary leadership,
traits of effective leaders, attributes of good listening, and more. (http://www.ssu.missouri.edu/faculty/
Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
Under Resources are links to leadership conferences and events, leadership
organizations, and leadership journals and newsletters. (http://www.nclp.umd.edu/)
Youth Leadership Council
Promotes service learning. Has great publications and videos for sale. Programs
takes you to great sites.
"Provides civic education classroom resources to teachers absolutely FREE
OF CHARGE." "YLI is the signature program of the University of Virginia
Center for Politics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization."
Practices Information Center
Under Find a Practice are links to materials on mentoring and tutoring. An
database of effective program practices, sponsored by the Corporation for
Become a Mentor, Be a Better Mentor, Find a Mentor, Run a Program, Take Action,
and Find Resources are categories in this mentoring advocacy site with effective
"The most comprehensive information available regarding online mentoring.
Includes suggestions for pre-planning, a grid of key administrative tasks, the
critical role that site managers (usually teachers) play in a successful online
mentoring program, online safety standards, a list of more than 60 suggested
activities for online mentors and proteges, links to other resources, a list
of all online mentoring programs we know about, and more. These resources are
updated frequently, and are being developed in collaboration with the National
Mentoring Partnership. These resources are part of the Virtual
for Tutoring and Mentoring
Chapter 4 of Helping At-Risk Youth: Lessons from Community-Based Initiatives,
a 1997 report from the Urban Institute. (http://www.urban.org/family/helpyouth.html#chap4)
Youth Development Projects: Citizenship
Public Adventures is a new citizenship curriculum designed to help youth
contribute to the world around them and develop a life-long commitment to
active citizenship. From University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Activism Project National Clearinghouse
for Adult Allies is useful. Resource
Central links to fund raising and publicity leads.
"Acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibilities." (http://www.globalyouthconnect.ca/
in Action Network
Has tips for creating surveys, petitions, contacting media and the government..
Has background information on various issues. Free registration allows you
to use all the site, including creating online surveys and petitions. (http://www.teaching.com/act/)
Youth on Boards
of an Untapped Resource: Exploring Youth Representation on
Your Board or Committee
Twelve page .pdf booklet by Alaskan youth with great organizational adult
and youth checklists. Covers preparing your board for youth membership, recruiting
youth, determining responsibilities, educating the youth member, and other
Produces materials and training on getting youth involved in organizational
decision making. Resource Directory and Links takes you to extensive annotated
list of other organizations and resources for getting youth involved. (http://www.youthonboard.org/)
UW-Madison Memorial Library collection of grant information on the web. (http://grants.library.wisc.edu/)
Youth Institute Grant Tips
Alphabetical and subject listing of organizations offering grants. Need Adobe
Acrobat to read these .pdf files.
Formerly the K-12 Education in Philanthropy Project developed by over 40
teachers in Michigan. Many detailed lesson plans and resources. (http://www.learningtogive.org/)
Community Foundations' Youth Project (MCFYP)
Under link replicate takes you to information on youth philanthropy.
Includes Starting a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), YAC Best Practices, Helpful
Documents for Youth Grantmakers which includes sample forms. (http://www.mcfyp.org/index_frames.html)
Service & Philanthropy Project: A Resource Guide for
Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Fund raising ideas are given. Resource guide has detailed lesson plans and
suggestions for activities. Setting up a foundation has units on teamwork,
foundations, creating a project, and leadership.
Can search for youth raising funds and youth determining grants programs
around the country.
General Children, Youth And Family Resources
for Children and Families (ACF)
Promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals
and communities, the ACF brings together in one organization the broad range
of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. The
site is searchable by keyword or by selecting from a list of federal programs
and offices. Provided by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/)
Directory On-Line (ADOL)
Adolescence Directory On-Line (ADOL) is an electronic guide to information
on adolescent issues. It is a service of the Center for Adolescent Studies
at Indiana University for the use of educators, counselors, parents, researchers,
health practitioners, and teens. Topics include conflict and violence, mental
and physical health, counselor resources, and a teens only section. (http://education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html)
- National Partnership for Women & Families
Formerly the Women's Legal Defense Fund, NPWF promotes fairness in the workplace,
quality health care, and family-friendly policies. Provides information
on public policies such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Tracks Congressional
activities affecting health care, the family, and the workplace. (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/)
Cooperative Extension Media Collection
A centralized source of audiovisual materials for the use of Cooperative
Extension agents in Wisconsin and their clients. Their catalog can be browsed
under categories such as Adolescence, Child Development, Family Life and
Relationships, Parenting, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Dramatic Arts, and Nutrition.
Volunteers category contains 4H youth materials. (http://www.uwex.edu/ces/media/)