Foundation Resources

Engaging Youth

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December 2009

Report: A Dialogue - Free the Children: Final Reflections and our Reply

Youth empowerment and leadership service, Volunteer Now!, reflects on their organization with a reply from the Foundation.

Tags: Inclusion, Grantee reports, Engaging Youth, John Cawley

June 24, 2011

Report: Building Bridges Across Generations: Redefining Intergenerational Spaces for Girls' Empowerment

by Girls Action Foundation

A compilation of practices and reflections on creating intergenerational spaces for social change.

Tags: Inclusion, Grantee reports, Engaging Youth

November, 2012

Video: Building on Failure: Learning When Things Go Wrong

In this webinar, Ashley Good provides an overview of how to “fail forward”, an approach that is grounded in years of generating failure reports with Engineers Without Borders Canada. Dr. Natasha Blanchet-Cohen highlights some failures (and lessons learned) related to a pan-Canadian youth engagement initiative called YouthScape.

Tags: John Cawley, Engaging Youth

September 2007

Report: Community Service-Learning: Reflections from the Foundation

The Foundation reflects on Community Service-Learning, an educational approach integrating community service with intentional learning activities.

Tags: Engaging Youth, Community Service-Learning, John Cawley

January 2002

Report: Creating Change Youth Style: A Youth Action Strategy Exploration Report for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

by Denise Andrea Campbell

A 2002 recommendation of a course of action for the Foundation in its emerging youth engagement landscape.

Tags: Engaging Youth, Inclusion

October 29, 2010

Report: Creative Youth Empowerment: Engaging Our Youth Today to Unlock Tomorrow’s Leaders

by Gabriel Bran Lopez

Describes the start-up of Youth Fusion, a project that has graduate students leading programs for high school students at underperforming schools, and provides lessons learned during its growth. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Inclusion, Engaging Youth, Innovation, Resilience

August 2010

Video: Dancing in the Rain

Jen's contribution to the Green Street Digital Storytelling video series. Green Street is a national program encouraging young peoples’ active participation in creating a sustainable future.

Tags: Sustainability, Engaging Youth, Sustainability Education

July 2010

Publication: DE 201: A Practitioner’s Guide to Developmental Evaluation

by Elizabeth Dozois, Marc Langlois, and Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

Builds on the concepts outlined in A Developmental Evaluation Primer by articulating some of the key practices associated with this work.

Tags: Evaluation, Engaging Youth, Resilience

February 2010

Report: Developmental Evaluation Report: A trek through the YouthScape landscape

by Marc Langlois

Offers insights about the youth engagement initiative, YouthScape, through the eyes of its Lead Developmental Evaluator.

Tags: Engaging Youth, Evaluation, Grantee reports

August 2010

Video: Eco Ethical Club Story

Chris' contribution to the Green Street Digital Storytelling video series. Green Street is a national program encouraging young peoples’ active participation in creating a sustainable future.

Tags: Sustainability, Engaging Youth, Sustainability Education

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