Youth Using Skills To Benefit Others – Youth Group Activity

Youth using skills to benefit others

If you're a regular reader of the Youth Workin' It blog, you'll know by now that we're big fans of youth empowerment and youth participation. This week's youth work session plan idea aims to build on that and help show youth how they can make a difference in the lives of others. Session Purpose This activity is based on a video that highlights how one young person from … [Read more...]

Youth Changing The World By Cycling 14.6km For Love146 – How You Can Support Her Efforts!

Meet George. George is nine years old and wants to change the world. Today, she cycled 14.6km (10 miles for my non-metric friends) in support of Love146. You remember Love146 - we talked about them on Valentine's Day and offered a youth work session plan and fundraising ideas to support their work. Her goal is 100GBP (approximately 150USD) and she is halfway there! You … [Read more...]

Join Caine’s Arcade In The Cardboard Challenge

Caine's Arcade Cardboard Challenge

On October 6, 2011 (we featured it in April) the world was introduced to Caine, a nine-year old with a fantastic cardboard arcade. His creativity has sparked a foundation and global movement towards innovation and advocacy for youth, highlighting what young people can do. Caine's Arcade now has a second video which shares about the Global Day of Play and the Cardboard … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day: Living True Love

Show some love this Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day. A day for celebrating love. Unfortunately, there are also many youth and children around the world who do not know what true love really is. If they think about it, all they equate it with is fear, money, lust, pain, hurt, anger, loneliness and much more. They are child sex slaves and trafficked children. This post is about one girl. And eight. … [Read more...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day: A Youth Answering ‘Life’s Most Urgent Question’

Celebrating Dr. King's Life- Remembering His Sacrifice

It's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States. This day remembers the life and sacrifice of Dr. King. His message of racial equality and non-violence changed the landscape of America. While there is still a long way to go, there was progress made as a direct result of his actions. You can watch Dr. King's iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech here. Dr. King once … [Read more...]

Top Posts of 2011 – #8 Columbus Day 1492 ways to get youth involved in volunteering and charity

Originally Posted:  October 10, 2011 In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue… that’s how the little rhyme goes right?  And just to be clear we’re not talking about this Chris Columbus but rather, this one.  Today is Columbus Day in the US and just like on Labor Day we’re going to celebrate by spotlighting some incredible youth and their accomplishments in making the world a … [Read more...]

Top Posts of 2011 – #11 Labor Day- Celebrating Hardworking Youth

Austin in a hardworking young man for Hoops of Hope

Originally Posted: September 5, 2011 Today is Labor Day in the US.  Labor Day has its roots in celebrating achievements made by workers unions and thus rewards hardworking employees with a day of rest (unless of course you work in retail).  Labor Day is also celebrated in six other countries and International Worker’s Day is celebrated on or around May 1st by over 80 … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Day – Youth Fighting Hunger Around The World

How hungry are you to make a difference?

It's Thanksgiving Day in the US and Americans all around the world are celebrating with a huge feast (yes, yes, you can start all the American eating/food jokes now). I love spending the day with friends and family, being thankful and enjoying all the traditions that come with this holiday. But there are people all around the world - both Americans and non-Americans - who … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day: Child Soldiers

No Children Allowed.

It's Veteran's Day in the US, Remembrance or Poppy Day in the UK and Armistice Day throughout the Commonwealth. We usually spend this day remembering all the men and women who have willingly given their lives to serve in the Military. However, there are soldiers all around the world who are not serving willingly. They're recruited, drugged and forced into 'military' … [Read more...]