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Teach our children well… we can learn a lot from them.

Friday, 22 February 2019 14:09

Gaming as Digital Fundraising

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Social media and game streaming sites are building teams of fundraising teams with greater reach more now than ever. Video game tournament payouts have skyrocketed since 2010, and participant and spectator counts have grown (Stahlke, Robb, & Mirza-Babaei, 2018). This vast new network of committed campaigners opens new fundraising opportunities that include personal storytelling, which creates events with stronger purpose and impact; larger audience reach; and deeper engagement with donors. Organizations such as…
Thursday, 20 December 2018 07:20

How to Speak About Suicide

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Suicide is a sensitive topic. If you need to talk or find help to cope with emotions, feelings, or situations, here are some resources: National Suicide Prevention LifelineCall 1-800-273-8255Veterans, Press 1 Crisis Text LineText HELLO to 741 741Free. Confidential. 24/7. Introduction Suicide is a sensitive topic for many people. Suicide is the end of a person’s life by their own choosing. Commonly, people will ask why a person has committed suicide. That question…
Sunday, 16 December 2018 05:01

Miles of Time

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a Hollywood film (albeit animation) deserving of great recognition for the representation and role model it provides to aspiring young black and Latino men. For years, Hollywood has been described as being too white, racist, sexist, and lacking proper representation of diversity and inclusion in hit films. We've seen a changing trend over recent years of films like Hidden Figures and Black Panther showing strong people of color represented in positive…
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:39

A Hero and a Genius

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I am assignments away from obtaining a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership, so you may see how the recent documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, which covered the origins and impact of Fred Rogers and his television series on youth outreach in new media, was a fascinating study for me. During my time in my grad program, I brought forward issues of technology and communication, and the impact on social development, emotional…
Sunday, 20 August 2017 00:17

Community: Context for Youth Work

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Where does youth work happen? At school? At the clinic? In juvenile hall, or the emergency? What about at home? Sometimes, someone needs to sit down with the parent and explain parenting to them. It sounds awkward, but parents don’t always know best. I’m not saying I do, either. I don’t have kids, but I know you are having an emotional response firing your action because these kids are your offspring. I think…
Riviera Theory of Youth Development: Aims, Strategies, Ethos, Activities and Outcomes Written November 14, 2016 for YOST 5956 Organizational Approaches to Youth Development at the University of Minnesota, in pursuit of a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership. Abstract Youth development is the process of teaching the process of learning to growing youth. Parents bring children into a world, and hope the child is raised according to their traditions, and carry on their morality.…
Monday, 07 November 2016 00:09

Definition of Youth Development

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Definition of Youth Development Written November 7, 2016 for YOST 5956 Organizational Approaches to Youth Development at the University of Minnesota, in pursuit of a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership. Instilling a process of learning and understanding is a fundamental function of youth development. Joe Flower said, “we cannot really know who we will be when we come out the other side.” He found four phases of change-induced learning (1999): Unconscious incompetence: you…

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