Category Archives: Youth Global Leadership

On community, questioning, & taking action

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This post comes from a presentation that Alicia Conte, our Youth Global Leadership Program Coordinator, made at a community gathering to honor the 2017 YGL Insight Trip.  One principle that guided this experiential learning journey was the importance of LISTENING. Listening to each other, listening to ourselves, and listening to the stories that community partners ...

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YGL Insight Trip 2017: Building bridges, not walls

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Each summer, our Youth Global Leadership program participants take a journey within the United States to gain a deeper understanding on themes related to social and environmental justice. These amazing young changemakers document their journey throughout the trip via blog posts, a mini-documentary (coming soon), and individual "synthesis projects." Here's the latest installment about the 2017 ...

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YGL Insight Trip 2017: This is What Community Building Looks Like

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This is the second blog post documenting the Youth Global Leadership group's journey on their Insight Trip, "Transcending Borders: Understanding Immigration in the Southwestern US." For this post, the documentarian committee each wrote narratives, complete with personal reflection, to capture their daily experiences. In their words, "We hope this gives more insight (haha) into the ...

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YGL Insight Trip 2017: Notes from the Road

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Our Youth Global Leadership group is on their fourth annual Insight Trip. This month, they are taking a journey through the US Southwest during which they will learn about the interconnectedness of social and environmental justice issues in the region.  This is the first in a series of blog posts from the road to document the 2017 ...

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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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