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Engaging young people in meaningful opportunities to advance themselves socially, creatively, and intellectually is critical to their growth and development. We define youth engagement as any activity that effectively involves young people as informed and willing participants. We specifically support efforts to engage youth in:

Community Organizing

Out-of-School Time Initiatives                      

Workforce Development
Service Learning                                    

Community Mapping
Civic Engagement

Violence Prevention                                 

Youth-led Social Change
Arts and Technology                        

Youth in Government
Urban Planning                                      

Participatory Research            

Youth & Adult Partnerships                

Youth in Philanthropy
After School Programs                        

Mentoring Programs
Restorative Justice Initiatives            

Pre-college Programs
Public Health and Recreation            

Environmental Programs                   

Substance Abuse Prevention
Rights of Passage Programs           

Cultural and Faith Based Initiatives

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