County Youth Initiative Update August 2005
I trust you are enjoying the summer months. With
our youth starting school in just a few weeks it is
important to start thinking about how they might spend
their time when the school day is over.
The Youth Initiative's
web site, http://www.helpempoweryouth.com/
, is a central resource for parents, youth and organizations
to find out what is going on in the community for and
you represent any kind of organization,
civic group or volunteer association and are
doing something with young people let us know by visiting:
* We are developing a printed version of organization's
information from the web site so please make sure your
information is updated!
you are a parent or mentor
check out the resources we have developed
for you and give us feedback about what else we can
offer to help support you by visiting:
you are a young person and want
to find something to do or have your questions answered
I hope you will
find this resources helpful!
Have a fabulous day.
Youth Initiative Coordinator
Advancing Youth Development for Supervisors
& 14, 2005
Marlboro Technology Center
The Youth Initiative
is co-sponsoring this important training with the New
England Network for Children, Youth & Family Services.
In this training you will:
For more information go to: http://www.nenetwork.org/events/ayd-supervisors.html
- Get a solid grounding in the youth development approach
- Learn strategies for supervising youth development
- Assess their leadership style
- Sharpen their management skills
- Network with professional peers
If you missed seeing the latest H.E.Y.! articles in the
newspaper you can check them out in the attached documents.
They feature the importance of
positive peer influence and community
service. Thank you Tyler Van Baker and Melinda
Bussino for sharing your stories and insight!
thInk Venture - a partnership of MTV
and Youth Venture
Awarding grants every week until Dec. 31st 2005 to groups
of young people with compelling and sustainable community
service projects dealing with discrimination, education,
the environment, global issues or sexual health.
For more information go to: http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/features/ventures/
The Janus Foundation
Awarding grants to innovative organization and programs
that that share their focus on at-risk youth education,
community service and volunteerism. For more information