Tag: Youth issues

#APYDCON 2018: Youth Homelessness

Approximately 4.2 million young people experience homelessness during the course of a year. A runaway or homeless youth can be anyone between the ages of 14 to 24 who do not have a stable place of residence. This includes living on the street, shelters, “couch surfing,” sleeping in cars or public transit systems or living …

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#APYDCHAT: Ending Youth Homelessness

Approximately 4.2 million youth in America are experiencing homelessness. Unfortunately, being homeless is something that is not always visible to the public eye. Homeless youth, in particular, are a hidden population that often couch-surf with friends, and are left out of most Point-in-Time counts. Still, current data indicate that youth homelessness is on the rise. From …

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Parents, Children and the Social Media Talk

Social technologies have broken the barriers of space and time, enabling us to interact 24/7 with more people than before. Most people spend their time sending emails, chatting with friends, posting videos or pictures, to being informed of the latest events. Everything can be done through Facebook, and Twitter. New social networking sites pop up …

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10 Signs the Upcoming #APYDCON is Perfect for You!

The SISGI Group’s Alliance for Positive Youth Development is hosting the 2012 Best Practices for Youth Conference August 6-10, 2012. This great online professional development opportunity leverages technology and social media to share and connect with youth development professionals, educators and young people working on youth issues around the country. As a participant in this unique …

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Creando paz con el arte

El Teatro de La Libertad Read this post in English  Anteriormente he escrito acerca de cómo el arte, y en particular la música, puede ayudar a resolver problemas sociales y económicos (leer artículo). Hace poco me enteré de otro gran ejemplo de cómo el arte puede ser útil para aliviar conflictos sociales. Asistí a una …

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Educación gratuita en línea

Hoy en día, Internet es nuestra principal fuente de información. Usamos el Internet para leer las noticias, para comunicarse, pero sobre todo para aprender. Es un fuente de conocimiento de gran alcance que está teniendo un impacto sobre el uso que le damos a las bibliotecas y a otros centros de investigación. Cada vez más, …

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El Sistema: Música para el cambio

El sistema es un programa de educación musical presente en Venezuela (y en algunos estados de los Estados Unidos) que ofrece a niños pobres la posibilidad de volverse músicos profesionales. El programa empezó en 1975, despés de que el economista y músico José Abreu dió una clase de música en un garage a 11 niños …

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El Sistema: Music for change

Leer la versión en Español El sistema (The system) is a music program in Venezuela (and in some parts of the U.S) that trains poor kids to be musicians. The program started out in 1975, after economist and musician Jose Abreu gave classical music lessons to 11 children in a Venezuelan garage. Those music lessons …

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Youth Issues Tweet Chats

The SISGI Group’s Youth Initiative, the Alliance for Positive Youth Development will be conducting tweet chats starting on July 18th at 4pm Eastern time.  The tweet chats will consist of specific questions regarding youth issues in today’s society.  After assessing the data from the Alliance for Positive Youth Development surveys, the tweet chats will act …

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Growing Up Too Fast

The Over Sexual Image of Young Girls Growing up is difficult enough without having to see images depicting young women in provocative or sexualized positions.  However, young girls across America are immersed in a media culture in which wearing skimpy outfits make them beautiful, and looking like a size two model is the epitome of …

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