Category Archives: Youth Global Leadership

What are we going to do about it?

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When re-reading my journal entries from the recent Youth Global Leadership Insight Trip what stood out to me most was not the words, but the punctuation; most of my pages are filled with phrases that ended with question marks. I think the YGLers will agree that we arrived in the Midwest with questions - and ...

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Coming Back to Youth Global Leadership

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Sierra Asmussen is a 2015 graduate of the Youth Global Leadership Program. She currently attends California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and is studying business. This past summer, Sierra came back to work with Philanthropiece as one of the Youth Global Leadership Program Interns. The first time I walked into the Philanthropiece Barn, I ...

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Intentionality’s The Name of the Game

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Annie Roberts, now a sophomore at Boston College, was a participant in the Youth Global Leadership program throughout her time at Regis High School in Aurora, CO. During the summer of 2016, she returned to Philanthropiece, this time in a professional role as one of our YGL Program Interns. In this blog post, Annie reflects on ...

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Join our team!

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Our Youth Global Leadership program provides a space for youth to become part of the change that they wish to make in this world. We believe that, when young people are immersed in local and global issues, connected with local leaders and social entrepreneurs, and provided the space to dream, they harness the power to ...

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Visionary Voices: YGL in Detroit

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Our Youth Global Leadership 2016 Insight Trip, “Resilient Communities: Exploring Social Change in the Midwestern United States,” came to a close last week. Eleven program participants traveled throughout the US Midwest to explore themes related to community organizing, immigration policy, racial justice, urban agriculture, and alternative economics. The following post provides a first-hand account of the last segment of their ...

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Creating a Conversation: YGL Insight Trip in Chicago

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Our Youth Global Leadership 2016 Insight Trip, "Resilient Communities: Exploring Social Change in the Midwestern United States," is currently in progress; eleven program participants are on a unique journey throughout the US Midwest to explore themes related to community organizing, immigration policy, racial justice, urban agriculture, alternative economics, and labor justice. The following post provides a ...

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Jr. Leadership Camp on April 18th!

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We are pleased to announce that we are once again offering our JUNIOR LEADERSHIP CAMP...a day filled with interactive games and activities that integrate themes of leadership, team-building, and community. This year's activities are all new, so if your child participated last year, know that this year will feature different activities and sessions. Here's what you ...

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Telling Stories. Sharing Knowledge.

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We are incredibly proud of the people who design, inspire, lead, and participate in our programs. They are all integral parts of our community of changemakers, of men, women, and youth who are co-creating resilient communities. We are moved to hear their voices, learn from their actions, and share their stories. That's why, about once a ...

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Walls Turned Sideways Are Bridges

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The following post was written by Alicia Conte, Philanthropiece’s Youth Global Leadership Program Coordinator. This summer, Alicia co-facilitated a 3-week long service-learning trip for the Youth Global Leadership students, during which they explored social justice issues related to Native American rights, sustainable agriculture, immigration policy, and global trade.  It took going back to the border and ...

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