YouthLearn Features

Through a Young Eye: Youth Photographs

"The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) compiled a compelling collection of photographs taken by youth. With a poignant eye to their daily lives, their cities and even the dangers of their walk to school, this collection shows that a photo really is worth a thousand words."

Excerpts: 

http://bokeh.jjie.org/category/youth-report-2/

Referred by: SparkAction Update

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

"What is new and different in the Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news. The "audience" for student writing was once the lone teacher sitting after school with her cup of coffee, a red pen, and a stack of essays or other writing projects. And sadly, she might have been the only one, besides the student writers, that ever read them!

Media Literacy Website & Resource: The Critical Media Project

Looking for a resource to boost media literacy in your program?  Check out the Critical Media Project, geared towards educators interested in incorporating media literacy into their curriculum.  

They have a collection of videos and discussion prompts all designed as a way to engage youth in thinking about how media, mostly commercial media, is constructed and the kind of statements that the media is making about identity.

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month - Resources on Cyberbullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a reminder for parents to think about the active role we can play in protecting our children from cyberbullying and teaching them how to be good digital citizens -- individuals who use online technologies appropriately and responsibly. Yet too many of us feel overwhelmed when it comes to our children's online worlds....

Do Something Seed Grants for Youth Community Projects

"Do Something Seed Grants for youth can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start a program and realize ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of a project and organization as it looks to expand and grow impact. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: community projects that are youth-led and driven. Deadline: rolling"

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