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Youth Leadership Resources

4-h.org
4-H is a U.S.-based network of youth organizations whose mission is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.” 4H programs build skills like responsibility, resiliency and hard work,  which help youth succeed in life.

actforyouth.net
Act for Youth offers resources in the areas of positive youth development, adolescence, and adolescent sexual health.

advocatesforyouth.org
Advocates for Youth works alongside thousands of young people in the U.S. and around the globe as they fight for sexual health, rights, and justice.

dosomething.org
Do Something is a nationwide organization, providing support to help young people make a difference in their communities. The Do Something website is a place where young people can learn more about the causes that matter to them and how to take action in the world.

globalyouthconnect.org
Global Youth Connect is a global youth movement that seeks to build and support a community of youth who are actively promoting and protecting human rights. It seeks to educate and inspire the next generation to work for peaceful change.

gsanetwork.org
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders.

Ledascholars.org
LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

oneworldeducation.org
One World Education provides free online teaching resources designed to bring youth perspectives about culture and social issues into the classroom. One World invites students to share their written reflections about an issue or cause with which they feel a personal connection, and then creates lesson plans based on the topics students write about.

takingitglobal.org
TakingITGlobal is a global online community, providing youth with inspiration to make a difference, a source of information on issues, opportunities to take action, and a bridge to get involved locally, nationally and globally.

tolerance.org
Teaching Tolerance helps teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.

tni.org
The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic, and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policymakers. They provide a free toolkit for participatory action research.

yr.media
YR Media is a national network of young journalists and artists who create multimedia content for this generation.