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Previewing Links to Other Web Sites in The Community Center

Here you can preview Web sites prior to assigning them to youth. There are two sets of Web sites for youth to explore:

  1. Sites linked on youth pages: Select pages throughout The Youthhood link to related Web sites for youth to explore.
  2. Additional sites linked here only: We provide additional links for you to consider assigning youth here. Some are specific to individual circumstances and are only applicable to a certain group of youth.
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

YouthLeadership.com: Resources for Preparing a New Generation of Everyday Leaders

Congressional Youth Leadership Council (TakingIT Global) The Congressional Youth Leadership Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, civic education organization that provides outstanding high school students nationwide an opportunity to study leadership, citizenship and government in the Nation's Capital.


How to Respect Yourself and Others (Good Choices, Good Life) An article and resources on respecting others and yourself

Respecting Others

Voices of Youth from UNICEF Voices of youth shares stories of experiences that young people have overcome with their own barriers and adversity.

World Cultural Events (National Geographic) World culture news brought to you by National Geographic.

The World Factbook (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Embracing Diversity

How Hummingbird Got Fire: A Native American Story (Holistic Therapy) A Native American story of healing.

Native American Lore

Learning Stories

Ceasefire: What We Can Do to Stop Violence in our Schools (Do It Now Foundation) Questions and Answers regarding school violence.

Dealing with Discrimination

10 Tips for Effective E-Mail

Communicating Well

Advocating Change Together (Advocating Change Together) Information to help train self-advocate leaders through hands-on participatory lessons, community action projects and bringing people together.

Self Advocate Net (Self-advocate: Our voice, Our strength) Stories, events, and resources revolving around self-advocacy.

Advocating for Yourself

Volunteer Match: Where Volunteering Begins (Volunteer Match) VolunteerMatch matches inspired people with inspiring causes. Itís how volunteers and nonprofits connect to achieve remarkable outcomes.

Volunteering Connections (Create the Good) Search for community service opportunities in your area by interest.

Global Youth Service Day

Volunteering to Help Others

Student Leader Magazine Online (Student Leader) View archived issues of Student Leader Magazine.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) (SADD) SADDís mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.

National Student Leadership Conference (National Student Leadership Conference) Since 1989, the National Student Leadership Conference has invited a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions.

Being a Leader at School

The Freechild Project: Youth-Led Social Activism (Freechild Institute) The Freechild Institute teaches youth and adults to work together and transform the world in positive, powerful ways.

Global Response: Youth Action (TakingIT Global) Connections, tools, and resources to help youth understand and act on global challenges.

Youth Activism Project (Youth Activism Project) Youth Activism Project provides support and resources, such as providing background information on the bills, coaching students on public speaking, bouncing around ideas, and providing space for debriefing and celebration.

Being Active in Politics

Additional Sites to Consider

Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America Your one-stop information source on the historical, political, demographic, and cultural issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community.

U.S. Latino History and Culture: Links from The Smithsonian Institution Resources for exploring the cultures of the Hispanic World.

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian) The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.

Stories from the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) Stories from various points in American history told through pictures and blogs.

Native American Cultures and History (History Channel) Information on Native American tribes, culture and history in videos, articles, pictures and speeches.

Getting Involved
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Do Something: Young People Changing Our World (Do Something) Do Something provides "challenges" in 3 areas: community building, health, and the environment. These 2-week programs, which can be after-school activities or in-school class projects, help kids develop life skills and give them the chance to lead.

How to Get Involved

Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) KASA is a national, grassroots network of youth with disabilities (and their friends), speaking out. KASA members are leaders in their communities, and they help spread helpful, positive information among their peers to increase knowledge of various issues.

Mobility International USA (Mobility International USA) Empowering people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights

Having a Disability

Additional Sites to Consider

Do Something: Young People Changing Our World Do Something provides "challenges" in 3 areas: community building, health, and the environment. These 2-week programs, which can be after-school activities or in-school class projects, help kids develop life skills and give them the chance to lead.

Learning to Give: An Action for the Heart, A Project for the Mind A Web site for teachers, parents, students, and others working with students to empower young people to make a difference in their school, their community and their world.

What Makes a Community? (Multnomah County Library Homework Center) Links to resources on community development for high school youth. The Multnomah County Library Homework Center is an Internet subject directory consisting of Web resources that specifically concentrate on K-12, homework-related subjects. Web resources included on this site are reviewed by reference staff from Multnomah County Library.

Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Find a Mentor (MENTOR network) Search engine for finding mentoring programs

Finding a Mentor/Mentoring Program

Disability Mentoring Day (ODEP) Disability Mentoring Day is a nationwide effort to promote career development for students with disabilities through hands-on career exploration.

Having a Disability

Additional Sites to Consider

Mentoring/Youth Organizations from the National Mentoring Resources Center (National Mentoring Resource Center) Resources for implementing evidence-based mentoring programs

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