youth leadership

February 18, 2019
This report was published by Studio Y (now MaRS Talent Development). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Studio Y has put together the final report for the Youth Impact Summit, which was held at MaRS in September 2016 with support from the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) and Ontario 150. The Youth Impact Summit report skillfully captures both the opportunities and challenges of youth civic engagement in Ontario. It also highlights innovative ideas for redefining and reinvigorating youth civic engagement. We are encouraged that key stakeholders – such as MCYS and...
November 29, 2018
This report was developed by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report presents the final findings of the evaluation of the Agency Mentorship Program (AMP) initiated in February 2012 by For Youth Initiative (FYI). Funded by the Youth Challenge Fund, AMP was a three-year capacity-building program aimed at supporting the development of fledgling youth-led initiatives. FYI was keen to lead an independent evaluation of AMP for a number of reasons. Firstly, an evaluation is formative; it provides an ideal opportunity to learn about...
August 14, 2017
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 was this research about? This research focuses on an initiative by Right to Play called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP).  This program was designed to “enhance community relationships, increase positive healthy behaviours and to decrease risk-taking behaviours in youth” (p.3).  Elements of the program included youth mentorship, community event planning and execution, youth-led skill-building activities...
May 10, 2017
This report was published by the The Heinz Endowments’ Education Program. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:To develop an effective organizational and field-building strategy the Endowments' provided a grant to the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) to conduct an assessment and make recommendations for building the region’s capacity to engage in youth organizing strategies that strengthen the city’s education system.This report provides background on the region, a review of relevant research in the youth engagement and organizing fields, our findings and...
February 26, 2017
Youth contributions to others (e.g., volunteering) have been connected to indicators of successful development, including self-esteem, optimism, social support, and identity development. Youth-adult partnerships, which involve youth and adults working together towards a shared goal in activity settings, such as youth-serving agencies or recreation organizations, provide a unique opportunity for examining youth contributions. We examined associations between measures of youth's participation in youth-adult partnerships (psychological engagement and degree of partnering) in activity settings...
November 24, 2016
This report was published by St Stephen's Community House. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:St Stephen’s Community House teamed up with Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services and the University of Toronto in the summer of 2015 to conduct a youth-led, community based study: the Youth Unemployment Research Project (YURP). The study was focused on youth living in low-income neighbourhoods along Jane Street who are NEET (Neither Employed or in Education or Training). or at risk of being NEET. Drawing on this study, this report, Tired of the Hustle: Youth Voices on...
November 03, 2016
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:On October 28, 2016, YouthREX hosted a Provincial Exchange for over 175 youth sector stakeholders. Dr. Sean Lessard was a featured keynote speaker, sharing this talk, titled: "Red Worn Runners: Exploring the potential and possibilities within youth both in and outside school places." Dr. Lessard is an Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Alberta. He is a Woodland Cree from Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan.
November 01, 2016
This toolkit was published by Harmony Movement. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:The Social Changemakers Action Kit is designed to make creating change in your school and community a little easier. We know as students you have a lot on your plate already but as young leaders who are dedicated to social change it’s hard to sit around while racism, ableism and heterosexism (just to name a few) still exist in your school halls. This Social Changemakers Action Kit is designed to help you start your own club and plan events. The kit includes: This handy, dandy handbook for Social...
September 28, 2016
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, developed from Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Stepping Up is a strategic framework from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that strengthens the Government of Ontario’s commitment to young people. By identifying the government’s priorities, Stepping Up serves as an important tool when it comes to making decisions about Ontario’s youth. Stepping Up consists of seven themes and 20 outcomes that help inform and align the work of service providers, community groups...
February 05, 2016
This report was published by the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report examines the ways that participation in youth organizing groups while in high school impacts the educational and civic trajectories of young adults.  The study, conducted by UCLA Professor John Rogers and USC Professor Veronica Terriquez, compares the experiences of former members of youth organizing groups to those of a randomly selected sample of young adults who never participated in youth organizing while in high school. Rogers and Terriquez find that...