Global Youth Internet Sites

CIA World Factbook

Freethechildren.org: Free the Children, one of the largest, helps with education and development

Genv.net: Youth Venture youth-led organizations

Youthlink.org: Global Youth action Network, one of the largest.

Takingitglobal.org: directory of youth organizations: online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures.

Youthnoise.com: YouthNoise speak out and find out about service

Nylc.org: National Youth Leadership Council service learning

Ymca.net/international: YMCA International various programs in 120 nations

Worldywca.info: Programs for girls in 125 countries

Dutch National Youth Council: The Dutch National Youth Council (http://www.jeugdraad.nl/) is a coordinating organization that supports the voice of and acts as a focal point for youth ages 12 to 30.

Way.org.my: World Assembly of Youth connects youth organizations

Bbbsi.org: Big Brothers Big Sisters International provides role models for at-risk kids.

Peacechild.org: works for peace, human rights, and the environment

Oneworldyouthproject.org: pairs students in Canada and the US with peers in other countries to work for UN Millennium Development Goals

http://social.un.org/youthyear/

Global Youth Movement for the Alliance of Civilizations http://unaocyouth.org/gym/

http://www.freethechildren.com/get-involved/we-youth/: believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change

Iyfnet.org: International Youth Foundation works with corporations and other organizations to provide educational opportunities.

Ianys.utas.edu.au: connects youth organizations, online forums

Ysa.org: Youth Service in over 100 countries

Fiveminutestomidnight.org: involves youth in human rights issues and solving world problems

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/mailinglist_signup.asp. Participate.net

Keyclub.org: Social action sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs

Fpsp.org: Future Problem Solving Program, a partnership of a Siberian and US school.

Seedsofpeace.org: Seeds of Peace sponsors leadership programs for teens from countries in conflict.

Unoy.org: United Network of Young Peacebuilders campaigns for peace by lobbying leaders, etc.

Globalyouthconnect: Global Youth Connect

http://www.childfriendlycities.org/

Oneworld-now.org: One World Now

Takingitglobal.com: Taking It Global. Includes other youth organizations.

Worldspirityouthcouncil.org: World Spirit Youth Council

Ukyouthparliament.org.uk see useful links

http://www.youth-leader.org/videos
http://www.youth-leader.org/downloads.html
http://www.youth-leader.org/special-editions.html (global youth issues)

Iyp.Oxfam.org Oxfam International Youth Partnerships “a global network of young people working with their communities to create change

www.globalschoolnet.org

www.Rafi.ki

www.yellowsheepriver.cn/eng/ysrwstory_index1.php Assists rural Chinese students to go to school. Donations can be given at give2Asia.org.

* iEARN USA: A member of the iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), iEARN USA seeks to enable young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Based in New York City, IEARN-USA works with educators and students in 120 countries. Visit www.US.Iearn.org.

* Global Youth Action Network: GYAN (www.youthlink.org) is a youth-led membership non-profit that connects organizations in 190 countries. Their mission is “to facilitate youth participation and intergenerational partnership in global decision-making, support collaboration among diverse youth organizations; and provide tools, resources, and recognition for positive youth action.” Based in New York City, GYAN has offices in four other countries.

* Taking IT Global: An international organization with a focus on technology, Taking IT Global aims to connect youth around the world “to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities.” Based in Canada, the organization’s flagship program, http://www.TakingITGlobal.org, serves as an online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures.

* Dutch National Youth Council: The Dutch National Youth Council (www.jeugdraad.nl) is a coordinating organization that supports the voice of and acts as a focal point for youth ages 12 to 30. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, the organization’s motto is “participate, think and decide.”

* UNICEF: The leading advocate for children’s rights, active in 191 countries through country programs and National Committees. Visit http://www.unicef.org.

  • Alice O—Alice O (aliceo.nl) is a DutchNGO specializing in international relationships between schools, teachers and pupils. This is expressed in educative projects and products, contributing to the formation and development of young people into active world citizens.
  • iEARNUSA: A member of the iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), iEARN USA seeks to enable young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Based in New York City, IEARN-USA works with educators and students in 120 countries. VisitUS.Iearn.org.
  • Global Youth Action Network:GYAN (youthlink.org) is a youth-led membership non-profit that connects organizations in 190 countries. Their mission is “to facilitate youth participation and intergenerational partnership in global decision-making, support collaboration among diverse youth organizations; and provide tools, resources, and recognition for positive youth action.” Based in New York City, GYAN has offices in four other countries.
  • TakingIT Global: An international organization with a focus on technology, Taking IT Global aims to connect youth around the world “to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities.” Based in Canada, the organization’s flagship program, TakingITGlobal.org, serves as an online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures.
  • Dutch National Youth Council: The Dutch National Youth Council (jeugdraad.nl) is a coordinating organization that supports the voice of and acts as a focal point for youth ages 12 to 30. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, the organization’s motto is “participate, think and decide.”
  • UNICEF: The leading advocate for children’s rights, active in 191 countries through country programs and National Committees. Visitunicef.org.

 

Regional Councils:

Spc.int/youth/PYC/pacific_youth_council.htm: Pacific Islands

Youthforum.org: Europe

Sayc.org.za: South African

http://orgs.takingitglobal.org/4709: Latin American

asiayouth.org: Asian

 

Youth Activists

dosomething.org Encourages young people to create their own vision for making a difference in their community and provides them with the resources and support needed.

globalkids.org: non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development – works to ensure that urban youth have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed

Global youth digital magazine: http://globalyouth.yolasite.com/about-us.php

Youth.bioneers.org: Bioneers

Challengeday.org: Challenge Day

Focusthenation.org: Focus the Nation

Generationwakingup.org: Generation Waking Up

Idealist.org: Idealist/Action Without Borders

Ifyc.org: Interfaith Youth Core

Pioneersofchange.net: Pioneers of Change

Yesworld.org: Yes!

Yfen.org resources for youth right

Y-PEER (the Youth Peer Education Electronic Resource

Youth site for UN Millennium Development Goals www.millenniumcampaign.org/youth

UN site for youth http://www.un.org/youth

www.takingitglobal.org

www.youthlink.org

http://gyan.tigweb.org/

World Scouts program http://www.youthoftheworld.net

http://www.youthpeer.net/forum/index.php?board=23.0

http://www.tnoys.org/YouthVoice/YouthVoice.htmresourcescollectbyPTexasyouthresources

http://www.teenvoices.com /Created in 190, it has about 75,000 readers, published by Alison Amoroso.

New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and their Dreams, founded in 1992 with a circulation of 30,000. www. Newmoon.org

p://www.care2.com/c2c/group/tpi Teen Plus International

teen health links http://www.whatudo.org/whatudo?page=learn-01-12-02

http://www.unicef.org/voy/ Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth. Unifcef.org/voy Discussion groups for youth with a social consciousness

http://unaocyouth.org/gym/

Youth Radio has bureaus in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Oakland. http://www.youthradio.org

www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/flash.htm UN Youth Flash

TAKE ACTION

  • World Food Programme
  • UNICEF
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • UNICEF
  • Save the Children
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Online social network groups include MySpace and Facebook–the most widely used in North America; Bebo, MySpace, Skyrock Blog, StudiVZ, Youmeo, Facebook and Hi5 in parts of Europe; Orkut and Hi5 in South America and Central America; and Friendster, Orkut, and Cyworld in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Wikkipedia lists youth organizations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youth_organizations

Youth sites used by Howe include boomerang.nu, freezone.com, headbone.go.com, kidscom.com, nickellennium.com, Americangirl.com, flickfilosopher.com, girlsgamesinc.com, kidbiz.com, generation-y.com and millenials.com.

If you would like to solict feedback from youth at YN, please feel free to post your questions on our NoiseBoards http://boards.youthnoise.com/eve/ (once only) and have people respond to you via NoiseMailhttp://www.youthmovements.org/guide/globalguid.htm

www.iearn.org and www.takingitglobal.org

Photos of American teens /www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2008/mar/bowman/bowman_gallery/index.html

http://www.fondapol.org/home/research/all-publications/publication/titre/young-people-facing-the-future-an-international-survey.html

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