Youth Leadership Websites and Videos

Youth Leadership Websites

4-H

A community of more than 6 million youth and adults working together for positive change.
www.4-h.org

Youth Activism Project

Encourages people to speak up and look for lasting solutions to their problems!
www.youthactivism.com

Self-Advocacy

Steps you can take to help you be a successful student.
http://das.kucrl.org/iam/studentadv.html#top://www.hsri.org/leaders/theriot/

Through the Same Door

This inspiring film documents the new movement of fully inclusive education by exploring Micah’s desire for a life without boundaries. As a high school student, Micah wanted the college experience and he got it, but he had a long fight ahead of him. See how he did it!
http://throughthesamedoor.com/

LeDerick Horne

LeDerick is a recognized advocate, poet, playwright and motivational speaker.
http://horneonline.com/poet/index.php

Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan is a dyslexic writer and activist who didn’t learn to read until he was 12 years old yet went on to graduate from Brown University. He is a motivational speaker and works with states to promote youth leadership.
http://www.jonathanmooney.com/

Healthy and Ready to Work Youth Fact Sheets

A series of fact sheets written BY youth FOR youth. Includes employment, IEPs, and college information.
http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/hrtw/YFS.pdf

Youth Leadership Videos

Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-determination (video and article)

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/taking_charge.html

Break Dance video (Run time 4:10)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XBu1sLLPds

Nick Vujicic

Think you’ve got it bad and need to be encouraged? Fallen down and can’t get up? YES YOU CAN! Check this out! (Run time 4:33)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4uG2kSdd-4

I’m Tyler

This video is the Eagle Scout project of a young man with disabilities. He talks about his participation in a wide range of activities, emphasizing “Ability Awareness.” (Run time: 11:35)
www.imtyler.org

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