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Youth Media Citizenship: Beyond "Youth Voice"
By Elisabeth Soep
In stories about democratic society that take place in a democratically structured environment, Youth Radio walks the fine line between professional journalism and youth development in ways that question the automatic equation between "youth voice" and freedom of expression. 11 pages.

Creating Engaged Citizens: Using Young Adult Novels and Thematic Units to Encourage Democratic Action
By Mary Cipollone
Pairing age-appropriate novels with thematic units on the civil rights movement and the presidential election allows one afterschool practitioner to bring democracy to life for inner-city middle school students. 8 pages.

Growing Leaders in Native American Communities: An Interview with Gerald Eagle Bear
By Sara Hill
An annual conference gathers young Native Americans from several states and many tribes to celebrate their culture, deal with issues they face in their communities, and get involved in tribal and state political issues. 3 pages.

Democracy in Action: Experiential Civics Learning in Afterschool Advocacy Days
By Susan Blank with Lucy N. Friedman and Kathleen Carlson
Annual trips to the state capital to advocate for afterschool funding not only allow young people to participate in the democratic process but also foster youth development by focusing on educational goals. 7 pages.

Toward a Movement: Uniting Organizers and Direct Service Providers in a Movement for Juvenile Justice Reform
By Ruben S. Austria
In the juvenile justice reform movement, the principles of youth organizing can help bridge the gap between the goals of social justice and individual youth development. 11 pages.

Publication Date

Spring 2005






Social and Behavioral Sciences

Afterschool Matters Spring 2006