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What Kids Can Do

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The place for teens to find their cause -- and go for it.

What parents need to know

Educational value

The extensive resource lists about youth organizations and education can help everyone from teens to teachers and policy makers to learn more and make connections with other youth advocates. Also, there's an entire free section of pdf "how to" files about youth involvement. Currently, you can sign a "Help Us Go" petition posted on the site to encourage the Obama Administration to pass legislation to increase financial aid for students from lower socioeconomic classes.

Positive messages

This site uses media reports and youth-reported stories to get the word out about the good things kids are doing. It provides free resources and sells books about how to get youth more involved in their communities and their own education.

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Consumerism

There's a store on the site for this non-profit organization's companion publishing house.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site encourages and supports teens and college kids getting involved in their own education and communities. There's so much exciting information, links, and stories about youth doing good, as well as the organizations that help them and how you can get involved

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What's it about?

WHAT KIDS CAN DO is a non-profit, education-focused organization that promotes youth as "valued resources...not problems." It posts tons of wire service news stories about youth-positive political, cultural, artistic, global, and community actions, and it provides a treasure trove of links, pdf files (for free), and books (for purchase) to help organizations that work with teens and college kids succeed in education and civic involvement.

Is it any good?

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Anyone who works with older youth should check out this site and use its resources. While it may not have enough interactive elements to grab the average teen's attention, this site is extremely valuable for any adult who works with teens and college students, and may also be the place to go for highly motivated youth who want to galvanize this site's resources and connections to improve their own lives and that of their peers.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether the stories of other kids helping in their community motivates them to get involved in a cause, too. Is this site's voluminous amount of information overwhelming? How can you narrow things down to what you really want to do?

     

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Genre:Civic Engagement
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 13 years old Written byF-Zero studios September 19, 2010

On- for all ages

i think i'll make my own website called- www.F-Zero studios.org/
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