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A Place Called Home - Provides South Central Los Angeles at-risk youth with a secure, positive family environment where they can regain hope and belief, earn trust and self respect and learn skills to lead a productive lifestyle free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surrounds them.
Advocates for Youth - Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Beat Within, The - This site features writing done by young people who take part in the weekly YO! writing workshops in San Francisco's juvenile hall.
Camp Kinderland - Established in 1923 by Jewish union activists in New York, who wanted to provide a summer escape from the city for working class families. The founders of Kinderland believed that Jewish culture includes a responsibility to social justice. The camp program focused on the Jewish labor movement, and other progressive causes. Over the years, it has honored and celebrated the International Brigades in Spain, anti-fascist efforts in the World War II era, economic reform and the civil rights and anti-war movements, among others. Today, it continues its promotion of progressive social values for boys and girls aged eight through sixteen. Located in Tolland, Massachusetts.
Campus Activism - Strengthens progressive social movements around the world through the sharing of contacts, event information, ideas and resources.
Campus Greens - A national student-based, non-profit organization dedicated to building a broad-based movement for radical democracy on America's high school and college campuses.
Campus Progress - A project of the Center for American Progress to strengthen progressive voices on college and university campuses nationwide; counter the growing influence of right-wing groups on campus; and empower new generations of progressive leaders.
Choices Campus Leadership Program - The Feminist Majority Foundation started the Campus Program to inform young feminists about the very real threats to abortion access, women's rights, affirmative action, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights posed by right-wing extremists. FMF works with students on college campuses to effect change at the grassroots, national, and global levels.
CityKids Foundation - CityKids teaches young people problem-solving and decision-making processes that include themselves as part of the solution. Through programs focusing on self-esteem, health and education, CityKids learn to communicate positive values to their peers. CityKids' messages are shared via grass roots programs, television appearances, live CityKids Repertory performances, videotapes, books, interactive workshops, events, focus groups, and other innovative youth communication.
Destiny Arts Center - An innovative Oakland, California, youth development organization incorporating arts education and violence-prevention for youth ages 3-18.
Dream Defenders - A human rights organization, directed by black and brown youth who confront inequality and the criminalization with nonviolent direct action and the building of collective power in their communities.
First Call - Child and youth advocacy coalition in Vancouver, British Columbia.
freecuklture - Organizing center of a new student movement to support free speech, free software, and free culture.
Girls Inc. - Dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Provides educational programs to American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.
Global Youth Connect - Working to build a community of youth working to defend human rights and social justice and to inspire and empower a new generation of youth to act for meaningful social change.
Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO) - A leader in the national movement to unionize graduate students, GESO works to represent and promote the interests of graduate students at Yale. GESO has won higher stipends for incoming students, better wages for teachers, free health care coverage, teacher training and career services support for graduate students.
Huckleberry Youth Programs - A community-based agency founded on the belief that adolescence is a turbulent time during which many young people are at risk for life-threatening crises that include drug and alcohol addiction, physical and sexual abuse, emotional illness, physical illness (including HIV infection), family breakdown, homelessness, delinquency and suicide. Huckleberry Youth Programs provide San Francisco and Marin county adolescents with services ranging from prevention to crisis intervention to stabilization and growth.
Intergenerational Foundation (IF) - An independent, non-party-political charity in the UK that exists to research fairness between the generations in order to protect the rights of younger and future generations in British policy-making.
International Student Movement (ISM) - An independent communication platform for groups and activists around the world to exchange information, network and coordinate activities in their struggle against the increasing commercialisation of education and for free emancipatory education for all.
June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) - Helping a diverse group of students achieve high academic standards, to grow into independent, reflective thinkers, and to build connected, socially just communities, both inside and outside of school.
Larkin Street Youth Services - Helps young people find alternatives to street life by developing the skills, resources and strategies to achieve stable housing and economic self-sufficiency.
Medical Students for Choice (MSC) - MSC is more than 5000 medical students and residents representing students at more than 100 medical schools across the U.S. and Canada. MSC works with other national groups (and individual medical schools) to encourage medical school and residency programs to add training in abortion to their curriculum.
Muslim Students Association (MSA) - Serves Muslim students during their college and university careers by facilitating their efforts to establish, maintain, and develop chapters of Muslim Student Associations, Unions, Organizations, and Islamic Societies.
National Center for Children in Poverty - Identifies and promotes strategies that reduce the number of young children living in poverty in the U.S., and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor.
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) - New York State's largest student-directed research and advocacy organization. Its principal areas of concern are environmental protection, consumer rights, higher education, government reform, voter registration, mass transit and public health.
North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) - NASCO is an association of campus cooperatives in Canada and the U.S., providing student cooperatives with operational assistance, encouraging the development of new student cooperatives, and serving as an advocate for student cooperatives.
Positive-Youth Foundation (PYF) - A non-profit organization created for youth, by youth to promote awareness of bigotry through music and culture in order to educate and foster dialogue.
Prince's Trust - UK program that works with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.
Student Privacy - From Electronic Privacy Information Center: Students do not shed all of their rights at the schoolhouse gate, including the right to privacy. Although recent Supreme Court decisions have diminished this right, there are substantial federal and state protections for the privacy of students' educational records.
Rock the Vote - Dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and helping young people realize and utilize their power to create change in the civic and political lives of their communities.
Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) - Student-run arm of the Sierra Club. The purpose of the SSC is to help students become effective activists. The Sierra Student initiates and organizes national, regional, and local issues campaigns, uniting individual students, campus groups, and environmental organizations to create positive change.
Speak Up - A mobile youth civic engagement and voter registration campaign.
Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) - Originated from a students' movement devoted to improving the labor conditions of cleaning workers and security guards under the outsourcing policy. The movement attained relative success and created an opportunity for students to engage in local and global labor issues. SACOM aims at bringing concerned students, scholars, labor activists, and consumers together to monitor corporate behavior and to advocate for workers' rights.
Students for Free Culture - An international chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) - Diverse coalition of students, faculty, and community members at the University of California, Berkeley with an interest in the human rights of the Palestinian people and their struggle for liberation under Israeli occupation.
Students for Quality Education (SQE) - Formed in 2007-2008 by students in the California State University (CSU) system to build the student movement for educational rights in public higher education.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) - An international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive drug war policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
Summer Search - A national leadership development program that helps low-income young people graduate high school, go to college, gain successful careers, and give back to society.
TakingITGlobal - Encourages young people to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. Creates environments where people are exposed to new thinking, a diversity of voices, and new opportunities. Driven by youth, its goal is to foster a sense of leadership and social entrepreneurship through the innovative use of technology, creating meaningful experiences for young people around the world.
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) - A grassroots organization run entirely by youth and students. It develops youth leadership and run strategic student-labor solidarity campaigns with the goal of building sustainable power for working people.
University of California Students Association (UCSA) - Campaigning for student involvement in the governance of the University. The UCSA is a coalition representing the over 200,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of California. UCSA is the official voice of UC Students to the Regents, the legislature, the office of the Governor, and the Office of the President. UCSA's mission is empower students to advocate on their own behalf for the accessibility, affordability, and quality of the University of California system.
WritersCorps - A community-based San Francisco arts program oriented to the mentoring and skills development of at-risk youth.
Young Communist League - Fighting a system that promotes selfishness, exploitation, racism and police brutality, military intervention, discrimination against women; a system that robs young people of jobs and educational opportunities, and allows communities to be overrun by drugs and disease.
Young Voices - Provides rigorous writing training, editing, and media placement services for students and young professionals around the world free of charge.
Youth Law Center - A non-profit, public interest law office that has worked to protect abused and at-risk children since 1978. With offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the Center works nationally to serve children, focusing particularly upon the problems of children living apart from their families in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The goal of the Youth Law Center's work is to ensure that vulnerable children are provided with the conditions and services they need to grow into healthy, productive adults.
Youth Outlook - An award-winning monthly publication by and for young people who have stories to share. Features in-depth reporting pieces and first-person essays, comic strips and poetry pages.
Youth Portraits - Seeks to give voice to young people who have been in prison - to give them the tools to tell their own stories, to teach them an important set of skills, and to empower them to speak up about their own experiences.
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