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Get Youth Involved

I'll be providing quotes from Be The Change for the next several posts, quotes that work with the book I'm writing now.  I'm a firm believer in giving a hand up v. a handout.   So here are some ideas for you to give that hand up. I think that the moral center of any community rests with its youth.  Until young people actually get involved in something--whatever the issue is--things move much more slowly.  After they get involved, things take on an energy and quality of possibility that they otherwise don't have.  There's a totally different vibe that young people bring to their work.  This has been true throughout history, all over the world, as well as in our local communities.  There's an entirely different dynamic that gets created after young people find their place at the table.    Claudia Horwitz, Durham, NC