J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism invites U.S. nonprofit groups and education organizations to apply for funding to launch new community news ventures and to cooperate with J-Lab in spotlighting best practices and lessons learned.
Under the New Voices project, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, J-Lab will select ten projects a year for two years to receive as much as $17,000.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, has announced that nomination guidelines are now available for the 2006 Coming Up Taller Awards program.
Each year the Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and reward outstanding after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth.
Four in ten young people have doubts about whether they will be able to realize the American Dream because they are stressed, concerned about their personal safety and confused about what choices to make to protect their health and well being, according to a survey from America's Promise. Harris Interactive surveyed 1,278 people ages ten to 17 for the 'Voices Study,' which focused on the resources children feel they need in their lives.
Several categories of action in the international youth movement"
"This movement, which is leaderless and diverse, is complex. It is obvious to say that young people everywhere are complex with broad needs and interests, and that young people everywhere are responding to their situations uniquely. This page represents our first deliberate effort to paint a clear picture of the diaspora of activity under the common umbrella of connecting young people and social change."
Click here to view the "Mapping Categories" on this project page.
As you probably know, UNICEF started a global campaign this year called "Unite for children, united against AIDS".
We are now looking for young people around the globe to help us create a short multilingual video with the message "Unite for children, unite against AIDS".
If you want to be part of this, all you have to do is get some young people (friends, brothers, sisters, neighbors, classmates, etc.) together, take a video camera and record how you all say together "Unite for children, unite against AIDS".