Young people are the group who most disapprove of Trump, accord to the Pew Research Center and a Gallup Poll.[i] Harvard graduate students organized a free online “Resistance School” for students nationally. Beginning on April 5, the school includes videos and interactive readings, initially with four sessions, which quickly got thousands of sign-ups.[ii] The founders encourage groups to enroll rather than individuals. Three former Hillary Clinton staffers created an NGO called Flippable to identify districts most likely to flip to Democrats so thta donors can contribute to those campaigns.
[i] Charles Blow, “Resilience of the Resistance,” New York Times, April 24, 2017.
Blog about global youth: https://globalyouthbook.wordpress.com/
Gayle Kimball’s photos of global youth and their homes: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.348956001796264.91437.160382763986923&type=1
Almost 100 video interviews with global youth: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGlobalyouth
Gayle Kimball’s books about global youth:
Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout (Equality Press, 2017) A $10 ebook that includes suggestions from students from around the world, available on Amazon, etc.
Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, July 2017)
Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, June 2017) includes bibliography about global youth
In process available for your critique and additions:
Global Youth Activism: The Wave of Uprisings Since 2011
Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution
Tactics and Goals for Changemaking
Ageism in Youth Studies will be published in June by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Please ask your library to order this book.
Tune in this Thursday at 6, KZFR Chico, 90.1, livestreamed. Here’s a preview of our discussion of resilience:
1. Rochelle and Kathy: Young people today are criticized for lacking resilience or grit, being “fragile tea cups.” Is this a real problem? Please define resilience.
2. Amasha and PV student: Tell us about your most difficult challenges and how you overcame them.
3. Are schools doing what they can to assist students with non-academic challenges?
4. Katy, as a parent of three what do you do to help your kid cope with their challenges?
5. Do you think hardships have a cosmic purpose to help us grow or are they just bad luck?
The Community Learning Partnership trains community college students to become the next generation of local leaders, with Community Change Studies courses including internships in over 12 colleges (75% of those enrolled are students of color).[i]