New Publication on Youth Action

Posted by on May 7, 2004

The Forum for Youth Investment Releases New Publication on Youth Action

Across the country, young people are increasingly becoming leaders who possess the knowledge and skill to evoke positive change for themselves, their families and their communities. Much of this can be attributed to the youth organizing efforts of dozens of grassroots organizations that respond to young people?s individual development needs and inspire them with a sense of social and civic responsibility.

In Forum Focus: Youth Act: Community Impact, we share the story of the progress made toward helping one organization, Community IMPACT! Nashville, live up to its name. In research update, we provide a summary of exciting new research on engaging young people in civic activism as a powerful tool for youth development and community change. In on the ground, John Hilley, executive director of CI! Nashville, gives an account of how one teen made a difference in his community, and how his efforts demonstrate the changes made in the organization during the last few years. And in voices from the fields, we interview two of the teens from CI! Nashville to get their take on the importance of youth action opportunities. Forum Focus, is a regular publication circulated five times a year as a four-page newsletter insert in Youth Today.

Read Forum Focus: Youth Act: Community Impact, available online (7-page PDF) at Or if you would prefer to receive a high-quality hard copy by mail at an affordable price, please send a request for more information to

We encourage you to share Forum Focus with others, to request copyright or reprint/repost information, contact: The Forum for Youth Investment, Attn: Forum Focus, The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012, T: 202.207.3333; F: 202.207.3329; Email:

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