Teenagers and Community Service: A Guide to the Issues

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5
Directory of Organizations,
Associations, and Government and
International Agencies

This chapter presents an extensive compilation of organizations that support community service and service-learning for youth. Each organization is listed with contact information and a brief summary about the purpose, mission, and programs available through the organization. The majority of organizations selected in this chapter are nonprofit organizations through which teens can find opportunities to participate in service to their communities. These organizations range from local or regional agencies that provide necessary services to the community to national organizations that often partner with local community agencies to involve youth in service. We have included profiles of youth organizations, such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and 4-H, that have a longstanding commitment to promoting positive development of youth in the United States, as well as promoting community service among youth. In addition, we have included organizations, including the National Youth Leadership Council, National Indian Youth Leadership Project, Do Something, City Year, and AmeriCorps, that are dedicated to giving youth opportunities to serve their communities and to build civic responsibility and leadership skills. These organizations provide youth with a variety of service opportunities, such as helping to clean-up and preserve the environment, tutoring children, and caring for the elderly. Although these organizations have diverse program goals, many provide youth with necessary life skills, promote activism and citizenship, and increase school engagement and academic skills. Although the majority

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Foreword vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • 1 - Overview 1
  • 2 - Chronology 71
  • 3 - Biographical Sketches 89
  • 4 - Facts and Data 121
  • 5 - Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Government and International Agencies 171
  • 6 - Selected Resources 227
  • Glossary 291
  • Index 293
  • About the Authors 303
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