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sarah vickery

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Roughly 52% of the world's population is under 30. What is best way to harness the energy and ideas of youth?

Working for a youth development organization we are always looking for ideas about how to engage young people and create programs to effectively involve youth in their own development. Our cornerstone is peer to peer non-formal education. We believe youth innovation drives change.

We are looking for programs, project models, web resources, implementation techniques, big ideas and inspiration to share with our online community. Basically anything to spark a great conversation!

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  • Jan 28 2012: Hire them. Provide opportunities for them to grow as an individual to become active, productive members of society.

    To do that, we need to address the issues of the system already in place. It's not farfetched to think that youngsters simply see life as "going through the motions" void of any meaning. We need to appreciate the variety of intelligence that people have and not just focus on what a person scored on the SATs or in academia. I believe the traditional system turns people into robots; simply another cog in the wheel of capitalism. To have any chance at tapping the true potential of a human being, we must treat, train, and nurture them as one.

    (IMO)

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