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Developmental Studies Center
2000 Embarcadero, Suite 305
Oakland, CA 94606-5300
Phone: (510) 533-0213 or (800) 666-7270
Fax: (510) 842-0348
Email: :info@devstu.org
Website: http://www.devstu.org/afterschool/askm/videos/index.shtml

Designed for children to use mathematics in settings outside the classroom. The games and activities help children learn key math skills while having fun. To meet the unique needs of after-school programs, they are designed for both large and small groups, require few materials, and can be used as free-choice or structured activities.


AtTheTable.org
Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 502
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Email: info@atthetable.org
Website: http://www.atthetable.org

A partnership of Youth Service America and the Forum for Youth Investment, The At the Table initiative aims to promote youth governance.


Campaign for Meaningful Student Involvement
PO Box 6185
Olympia Washington USA 98507-6185
Phone: (360) 753-2686
Fax: (360) 528-2350
Email: info@soundout.org
Website:
http://www.studentinvolvement.net

Bring resources to students, educators, administrators, researchers, and advocates who want to increase meaningful student involvement in schools. Meaningful involvement happens when students are connected to their learning and have voice, influence, and can affect the educational systems that serve them, there is meaningful involvement. Part of The Freechild Project, dedicated to building communities by engaging all people in active democracy through social justice.


FIST Youth Resource Directory
Website: http://www.nllc.org/yem/fist/

Citywide Resource Guide for Youth. Provides a listing of youth organizations and programs in the city of Baltimore.


Heads Up
Website: http://www.headsup-dc.org/

Science-based drug abuse education from the National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA]. The latest science has to offer on the effects drugs can have on your brain and your body. Plus, true stories of teens who have abused drugs.


It's My Life
Website: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/?campaign=noflash_itsmylife

For adolescents: New web site provides fun and safe place for youth aged 8-13 to explore crucial real-life issues. It's My Life offers visitors a unique interactive community that provides information and educational entertainment focused on the social, emotional, and physical issues that most affect them


KidsCom
Website: http://www.kidscom.com/

Kids games, chat rooms for kids, video game cheats and other child activities. Our kids' games focus on fun, learning and Internet safety. Can also sign up for the KidsCom Club!


MidLink Magazine
Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/

A virtual space where any student aged 8 - 18 can be a published author. Highlights exemplary work from the most creative classrooms around the globe. A non-profit organization, supported by SAS inSchooland the University of Central Florida. Any school, teacher, or student is invited to participate.


Mix It Up
c/o The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 956-8200
Fax: (334) 956-8488
Website: http://www.tolerance.org/teens/index.jsp

The Mix It Up Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Grants are limited to $250, and we can give you only one. A website of The Southern Poverty Law Center.


The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
c/o Institute for Educational Leadership
4455 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 1-877-871-0744 (Toll Free)
TTY: 877-871-0665 (Toll Free)
Website: http://www.ncwd-youth.info/

NCWD/Youth is one of two technical assistance centers funded by the US Department of Labor to assist the workforce development community address issues affecting the employment of people with disabilities. The site contains useful information and resources for youth with disabilities and their families, service providers and other front line workers, administrators, policymakers, and employers.


National Network for Youth
1319 F Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202)783.7949
Email (General Inquiries): info@NN4Youth.org
Email (Web Site Inquiries): info@NN4Youth.org
Website: http://www.ncwd-youth.info/

More than800 organizations, young people, and adults joined by a common commitment to creating opportunities for America's youth. Includes national news on youth, commentary, interactive Communities of Practice forum, youth development programs, moderated chat, surveys.


NIDA Launches New Drug Education Program for Teens
Website: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/index.php

Drug education program geared specifically for youth between the ages of 11 and 15. The website, NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse, is an interactive website filled with facts about the effects of drugs on the human body, a glossary of terms, and facts about specific drugs.


Student Aid on the Web
Website: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) website to guide parents and students through the college application and financial aid process. Information on everything from assessing a student's career interests to helping apply for financial aid.


The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Phone: (202) 466-3396
Email:
chhcs@gwu.edu
Website: http://www.healthinschools.org/

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools site with links to games, information, and activities on many health topics.


TeenGrowth
11274 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33635
Website: http://www.teengrowth.com/


An interactive Web site tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of the teenage population.


What Kids Can Do
P.O. Box 603252
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (410) 247-7665
Fax: (410) 245-0241
Website: http://www.whatkidscando.org/

Articles about youth projects and activities inschools and communities. Works by youth including art, poetry, essays, stories, radio public service announcements.


YouthActionNet
c/o International Youth Foundation
32 South Street, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 951-1500
Fax: (410) 347-1188
Email: yan-info@youthactionnet.org

YouthActionNet seeks to connect, inspire and nurture present and future young leaders. Our aim is to provide a virtual space where young people can share lessons, stories, information and advice on how to lead effective change. It is a space where youth can get up-to-date information, resources and tools to strengthen their work.


Youth as Resources
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (202) 416-6272
Email: http://www.uwci.org

Connecting youth positively to their communities. Provides small grants to young people to design and carry out service projects that address social problems and contribute to significant community change.


Youth Media Council
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 864-2000
Website: http://www.kqed.org/w/juvenilejustice/mediasociety/ymcouncil.html

A gallery of audio, video, writing and art by youth mediamakers addressing juvenile justice. By KQED, a PBS and NPR affiliate.


Youth Services America (YSA)
1101 15th Street, Suite 200
Washington DC, 20005
Phone: (202) 296-2992
Fax: (202) 296-4030
Website: http://www.ysa.org/

Resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people in America, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally. Includes A Guide for Engaging Youth in Leadership and Decision-Making in Service-Learning Programs; national directory of youth leadership councils; how-to tip sheets fundraising, recruiting volunteers, building strong youth/adult partnerships; and online project planning toolkits.


FireStarter Youth Power Curriculum
Mailing Address:

The Freechild Project
PO Box 6185
Olympia, Washington 98507-6185
Office Address:
711 State Ave East, 3rd Floor
Olympia, Washington 98506
Phone: 360-753-2686
Email: info@freechild.org
Website: http://www.freechild.org/Firestarter/

Designed to promote youth leadership development through community engagement. Includes activities to build community awareness, teamwork, and action planning skills. Free curriculum includes participant and facilitator manuals. By the Freechild Project.


Innovation Center
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 502
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-270-1700
Fax: 301-270-5900
Email: Info@theinnovationcenter.org
Website: http://www.theinnovationcenter.org/

Based on the belief that young people should have a role in planning and implementing community and organizational programs and policies that affect them, the Innovation Center promotes youth/adult partnerships: connections based on mutual respect and trust.


John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
Stanford University School of Education
505 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3083
Phone: 650.723.1137
Fax: 650.736.7160
Email: gardnercenter@lists.stanford.edu

Website: http://gardnercenter.stanford.edu/

Represents a partnership between university and communities to build new practices, knowledge, and capacity for youth development and learning. It acts on the conviction that whole communities are vital to better outcomes for youth, and that new knowledge, connections, and resources will foster the change necessary to achieving these goals.


Mix It Up
c/o The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-956-8200
Fax: 334-956-8488
Website: http://www.tolerance.org/teens/index.jsp

The Mix It Up Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Grants are limited to $250, and we can give you only one. A website of The Southern Poverty Law Center.


National Youth Court Center
345 North Charles Street, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410- 528-0143
Fax: 410-528-0170
Email: mailto:nayc@youthcourt.net
Website: http://www.youthcourt.net/

Youth Court Training Package, funded by OJJDP, developed in cooperation with the American Bar Association, contains student training manuals for different youth court models, an instructor's guide, a promotional video, and a CD-ROM. Cost $45. To order: 800-285-2221


New Light Leadership Coalition, Inc.
28 Allegheny Avenue, Suite 503
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 410.494.1588
Fax: 410.494.1517
Toll Free: 1.866.NLLC.INC (655.3462)
Email: info@nllc.org
Website: www.nllc.org
Non-profit, youth driven organization providing leadership training, development and networking opportunities for young people ages 16-25 years old.


Teens, Crime, and the Community
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Phone: 202-466-6272
Fax: 202-296-1356
Website: http://www.ncpc.org/programs/teens-crime-and-the-community

National program about teens getting involved in crime prevention to make themselves safer and their communities stronger. Includes database that matches teens with volunteer opportunities, virtual volunteering that can be done from a computer, sharing ideas with other teens. Joint program of the National Crime Prevention Council and Street Law, Inc.


TeenGrowth
11274 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33635
Website: http://www.teengrowth.com/

TeenGrowth is an interactive Web site tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of the teenage population.


Youth/Adult Partnerships
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 502
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-270-1700
Fax: 301-270-5900
Email: Info@theinnovationcenter.org
Website: http://www.freechild.org/yapartnerships.htm

Innovation Center program that works to build the field by sharing tools and resources; helping to develop a common language; and providing opportunities for dialogue.


Youth on Board
58 Day Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-741-1242
Fax: 617-623-4359
Email: info@youthonboard.org
Website: http://www.youthonboard.org/site/c.ihLUJ7PLKsG/b.2039165/k.BE6D/Home.htm

A grassroots nonprofit organization that prepares youth to be leaders in their communities and strengthens relationships between youth and adults by providing publications, customized workshops, and technical assistance.


Mix It Up
c/o The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 956-8200
Fax: (334) 956-8488
Website: http://www.tolerance.org/teens/index.jsp

The Mix It Up Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Grants are limited to $250, and we can give you only one.


Youth as Resources
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (202) 416-6272
Website: http://www.uwci.org/index.asp?p=416

Connecting youth positively to their communities. Provides small grants to young people to design and carry out service projects that address social problems and contribute to significant community change.


Youth Venture
Website: http://www.genv.net/

Supports young people in creating and launching their own enterprises, and through these enterprises, to take greater responsiblitity for thier lives and communities; Ventures range from tutoring serves to virtual radio stations, from bike stores to dance academies, from video festivals to youth diabetes support groups. Provides materials, technical assistance, workshops, seed money.

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