Portal to youth empowerment organizations and programs involving developing positive programs for youth; facilitating youth and adult interaction to create opportunities for interaction and future program development using existing child development understanding; looking toward the future with education and empirical requirements to facilitate holistic educational practices.

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An Alternative Model of Student Performance

The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Youth, Family & Community Services, Inc. (The Center) is to promote positive youth development and assist children through adolescence and on to healthy adulthood.

Peer Resources is a leading authority in North America on peer helping coaching and mentor program development support and consultation.

    Emotional Intelligence in Schools The underlying lessons of the current educational paradigm have little to do with the specific content of education, but rather are closely related to inculcating market logic and re-enforcing the concomitant drive to increased individualism.

  CTCNET.ORG  We are a national, non-profit membership organization of more than 600 independent community technology centers where people get free or low-cost access to computers and computer-related technology, such as the Internet, together with learning opportunities that encourage exploration and discovery. 

Indigo and Beyond

  Awesome Youth Speakers You Should Know!

  CYFERnet is a national network of Land Grant university faculty and county Extension educators working to support community-based educational programs for children, youth, parents and families.

  The Bureau for At-Risk Youth… Promoting Growth Through Knowledge

    Youth Empowerment As much as we'd like to, we can't empower you through this website, but we do hope that some of the information we've provided will help you along your journey. 

  Universal Empowerment is an international network providing transformational educational resources for Spiritual, Personal, Organizational and Community Empowerment

  JustPeace...Materials and resources for peace-building.

  This web site offers you some solutions and guidelines on how to deal with an adolescent who is having severe problems, including those diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder and bipolar disorder.



Boarding Schools and On-Site Programs… 

  The youth programs / private boarding schools are part of the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs.  The programs are to assist parents in dealing with teens that have behavioral problems. 

  HomeBase Youth Services is a major community-based youth agency, providing critical and effective services to homeless, runaway and other at-risk youth in the Phoenix Metro area There are three key messages the organization sends to youth: 1. You are valued 2. You are worthy of respect 3. You are welcomed here

  Huckleberry Youth Programs is a community-based agency founded on the belief that adolescence is a turbulent time during which many young people are at risk for life-threatening crises. Our mission is to provide adolescents in San Francisco and Marin counties the highest quality of services along a continuum of care ranging from prevention to crisis intervention to stabilization and growth.

  Wilderness Therapy and School Programs for Temperamentally Difficult Teenagers Who Have Family, Psychological, Behavioral and School Problems, including ADHD and ODD.


Cyberspace Cafés for Conversation…


  YOUTH IN ACTION! This area is to promote the awareness and support of youth who have shown initiative and leadership in promoting improved services for services for children in/from care...and there are some really great ones out there! 

  Hot Teen Topics and Sites (sponsored by the Army Teen Panel)



Electronic Resources of Pioneers and Programs…

  National Youth Development Information Center… A project of the National Collaboration for Youth.


  Gateway to Social Policy and Development Website of the Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

               Spirit of Learning explores the connection between meaningful, life-long learning, human potential and spiritual development.


Partnering Parents, Schools and Community… 

   YOUTH FOCUS tm  Value-Based Strategies to Empower Youths, Families, and Communities  

  American Youth Policy Forum’s goal is to provide participants with information and insights on public schools, experiences with youth and youth programs out in the field, and networks with other policymakers, researchers, and practitioners that will help them in their work.  

  The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program is a cross-age tutoring program designed to reduce dropout rates among middle school children who are limited-English-proficient and at risk of leaving school, for grades 7-8.

Youth Leading Youth…

  This server is a place where youth (of all ages) around the world can safely meet each other, and participate in discussions, interactive learning projects, and activities that meet their needs.

  The mission of Youth Entertainment Studios is to empower inner-city youth to become leaders of character, vision and action in their communities by challenging their creativity and equipping them with practical, confidence-building media production and marketing skills.


Multicultural and Indigenous Peoples Programs… 

  PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.  

  The fulfillment of this Sacred Prophecy is the intention of Seven Winds; to provide land, facilities and programs to manifest the closure of the hoop and the fulfillment of these prophecies for the future seven generations of our children.

   The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) is an international, spiritually-based movement composed of people who, from the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of transformation-personal, social, economic and political.

  KIDLINK Empowering youth to build global networks of friends


Outside the US…

                Save the Children

  www.youth.org.uk is the leading Youth Work community for young people and Youth Workers using the Internet for learning. The project is managed by UK Youth and is part of The National Grid for Learning.


  The European Commission maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and European Union policies in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate.


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The First and Last Freedom

To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others to transform themselves… This is our responsibility, yours and mine, because however small may be the world we live in, if we can bring about a radically different point of view in our daily existence, then perhaps we shall affect the world at large.        

J. Krishnamurti