Youth Development

Aug 6, 2018

Connecting Youth to Leadership and Farming

The essence of meaningful work is that you are needed. Through their work with the LEAF Project, youth gain a stronger understanding of themselves, the food system and their roles within it.

Aug 6, 2018

A Brand New 4-H: Revitalizing a 100-year-old Nonprofit

4-H remains true to their roots of youth empowerment and life skill development, as well as their early beginnings in agriculture, while striving to be a modern brand and thought leader that continues to make an impact through creativity, insight-led strategy and unwavering focus on those it aims to serve - the country’s next generation of true leaders.

Aug 6, 2018

Making a Difference in Children’s Lives Every Day

Hard work is required for success, but success won’t come overnight because life is a more like a marathon than a sprint. This same lesson is true of Youth Development work.

Aug 6, 2018

Commitment to the Community

By Haily Jones Growing up can be tough, but growing up without the emotional and social support you need as an individual can be tougher. Many kids live their day-to-day lives by routine, and have little positive influence to help […]

Aug 6, 2018

Youth Developing Youth: A Teen-Powered Nonprofit Molding Gen Z Volunteers

Through TeenHOP, teens are shown that they don’t have to wait until they grow up, earn a degree and are hired to step into a leadership role or evoke change.

Aug 6, 2018

The Importance of Listening to the Experts

No matter which community your nonprofit invests in, the people who live there are the experts. When we listen to the experts on the ground, we learn what they really need.

Aug 6, 2018

Uncornered: A New Word, A Big Idea

Leaning in to a radical idea, having a large goal for it, seeking help in unusual places, using people to tell our story and having counter arguments for negativity have all contributed to the success of Boston Uncornered.

Jun 6, 2016

Transforming the Future of Homeless and At-Risk Youth

A deeply innovative organization, New Avenues looks for ways to evolve and improve its approach to ending youth homelessness. While many see poverty existing in a cyclical fashion, New Avenues thinks they can change the trajectory of the next generation.

Jun 6, 2016

Making Change by Changing the Story

Brown University seniors and New York City natives Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin founded Bro/Sis in 1995. The organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to New York City youth, ages eight to twenty-two with services such as an intensive four-six year Rites of Passage program, five-day a week after-school care, counseling, summer camp, job training, college preparation, employment opportunities and international study programs in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Bro/Sis's evidence-based model is built on a theory of change that proves that a personal narrative can help overcome the lowest of odds.

Jun 6, 2016

Building Brighter Futures Through Community

For low-income children, a college education is often the ticket to a better life. However, bridging the gap between under-resourced children and their wealthier counterparts involves community work over a period of time. For 25 years, Breakthrough Miami, a nonprofit dedicated to underserved youth in Miami-Dade County, has helped create and support future leaders.