marginalized youth

March 09, 2016
Developed from the report Changing Leaders, Leading Change: A leadership development model for marginalized youth in urban communities by Rebecca Houwer, YouthREX's Knowledge Exchange Manager Positive Youth Development is a framework that recognizes the internal and external assets of youth development by focusing on an individual’s strengths rather than their deficits. Rather than view youth as “risks” or “problems”, PYD seeks to empower and acknowledge existing assets of youth that lead to positive pro-social outcomes while evaluating systemic barriers which limit this process. Here's a...
March 02, 2016
Developed from the report Changing Leaders, Leading Change: A leadership development model for marginalized youth in urban communities by Rebecca Houwer, YouthREX's Knowledge Exchange Manager Fewer marginalized youth participate in youth development or leadership programs when compared to the number of non-racialized middle and upper class youth who participate in these programs. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet: How can you ensure your youth leadership development program meets the needs of urban marginalized youth? Assess what structural barriers prevent...
March 01, 2016
This report was published by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange HERE'S HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: This report identifies and responds to the demographic urgency for supporting long-term approaches that enable urban youth in marginalized communities to reach their full potential. With particular attention given to addressing the structural effects of marginalization through youth leadership development initiatives, the report surveys current theories and evidence on youth leadership development which it draws on in order to determine key elements of an urban youth leadership...
January 14, 2016
  This webinar provided valuable insight on how to authentically work with underrepresented, marginalized youth so that you/your organization can effectively develop, inspire and nurture youth leadership and engagement. Based on her extensive experience working with youth from diverse communities, Amy Hosotsuji, Coordinator of the Grassroots Youth Collaborative, and Duane Hall, Events Curator and founding member of Toronto-based grassroots youth organization Spoke N’ Heard share 10 top strategies and key observations on this topic, including reflections and case study examples from individual...
January 11, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What is the research about?This report responds to the urgent need to increase individual and community-level capacity over the long term by investing in developmental opportunities through youth leadership. Research outlined in this report demonstrates that multidirectional benefits accrue to youth, especially those at-risk of or experiencing social exclusion, and their communities when youth leadership...
November 25, 2015
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:This webinar provides valuable insight on how to authentically work with underrepresented, marginalized youth so that you/your organization can effectively develop, inspire and nurture youth leadership and engagement. Based on her extensive experience working with youth from diverse communities, Amy Hosotsuji, Coordinator of the Grassroots Youth Collaborative, and Duane Hall, Events Curator and founding member of Toronto-based grassroots youth organization Spoke N’ Heard share 10 top strategies and key...
August 25, 2015
This factsheet was developed by Amy Hosotsuji, Duane Hall, and Jasmine Mwanaisha for YouthREX.  Who is an underrepresented youth? Someone who is not represented or treated fairly by government or policies and laws, mainstream media, education, etc. Groups today include people of colour, immigrants, those living with physical and mental disability, low-income, unemployed, LGBTTQ, homeless, etc. This factsheet goes over how organizations and adult allies can develop readiness to engage young people and foster youth leadership. Here's a sneak peek of what you can find in this factsheet:10 Ways...