North America

YES! Connecting young changemakers YES! collaborates with other like-hearted peers around the world to co-create Jams of creativity, passion and commitment, where diverse visionaries and social changemakers combine their inspirations and skills to create something greater than the sum of their parts.

The synthesis that takes place at Jams gives participants perspectives, insights and support that can change the nature and quality of the work they do. Jams make a place for deepening the root system that underlies who we are and what we do, and for linking up with others to create a movement that will grow stronger with the passing of time. By “Jamming” together, we have the opportunity to learn, grow and deepen the sustainability and effectiveness of our lives and work.

Monumental: Washington DC This conference’s multiple day, concurrent session format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, discussion groups, and interactive workshops designed specifically for all levels of attendees engaged in service, learning, and youth development, focusing on current and emerging issues, best practices, and the challenges facing us today. Deadline: March 17, 2014.

Global Youth Justice International Training Institutes “Global Youth Justice’s 9th Training Institute is primarily designed for adults and teams of 2-5 adults from local communities involved with, previously involved with and those wanting to get involved with local Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice diversion programs often referred to as Teen Court, Peer Court, Youth Court, Student Court and Youth Peer Jury.” – Early Registration Deadline: April 30, 2014

UNAOC-Education First Summer School “This UNAOC-EF Summer School will bring together 100 youth from all over the world for a week of discussions on pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity. Several skills-building workshops will be offered with a view to strengthen participants’ ability on topics such as peace-building, human rights, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, etc.” – Sign up to receive more information

The Young Leaders Program (YLP) is a 40-hour program targeting low-income high school and middle school students.  CSL teaches low-income youth Five Critical Skill Areas that enable them to learn the leadership skills necessary to identify and pursue the careers of their choice and to find and sustain themselves in healthy, meaningful careers.  View descriptions of these Five Critical Skill Areas.





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