All Articles about Youth
This is "Them"
Landecker Democracy Fellow Mamobo's action project This is "Them" is a digital series that highlights the voices of diverse communities in Ireland. This is “Them” curates common ground, debunks stereotypes, answers your awkward questions, and adds nuance to the everyday experiences of different communities in today’s Ireland.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Cecy's project, Rebel Planner, is an empowering workbook for more political engagement. The workbook uses tools and techniques known from coaching and mindfulness training.
Get Out the Votes
Lumir’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project aims to foster social cohesion in rural communities by working with groups of diverse rural youth to help them brainstorm GOTV solutions through innovative formats, and to share those findings.
Youth Voices Lead
As a Landecker Democracy Fellow, Marissa is developing Youth Voices Lead (YVL), a paid, digital community and training program for 12+ youth organizers to strengthen their artistic tools and human rights knowledge to advocate for racial justice change. For around 10 weeks, these young leaders (ages 14-18) from across New York City will learn about the important issues directly impacting their communities and use artivism to inform others.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Elisabeth Becker Topkara’s project, Inscribing Plurality, unites young Jews and Muslims (age 18-25) who live in Berlin and are interested in a career in journalism/writing to pen both their future and the future of our society together.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Florin recognized the need for resources to empower citizens to create actionable change in Romania. This is how the project Civistarter began — a series of events where representatives of the youth could learn how to be more civically involved.
EDVACAY Alumni Podcast Project
This initiative is focused on showcasing the work and successes of five participants from the previous nine generations of the EDVACAY program through a trending format of video podcast. Through five episodes of podcasts, EDVACAY Alumni Daniel Lazarević (2014/15) and Mahir Sijamija (2013/14) want to show to the wider audience how some of the participants benefited from this program, how they used it in their formal and non-formal education, and how they led by their example and encouraged others to be socially responsible and active in their local community.
This eco-friendly community-building project initiative was developed by EDVACAY Alumna Lejla Mašić (2019/20) who has been actively involved in her community for several years now and has so far initiated more that a few actions of planting trees in this town and has seen the benefits that these actions bring. Her idea behind this project initiative is to gather a group of people of all ages, from children to older citizens of Brčko, for a one-day ‘Flowering Marathon’, during which a large amounts of flower seeds will be dispersed around the Brčko city area by the participants, especially focusing on areas which seem neglected.
EDVACAY Team behind the 2020 “Just Another Day” campaign has decided to do a follow-up project. Armed with last year's knowledge they acquired on negative effects of social isolation on members of marginalized social groups, such as people with mental disorders, LGBTQI+ people, and people with development disabilities, the team decided to now have a broader social group as a target group of their project - not only the people who do not fit into the imposed societal norms of ‘normalcy’ because of their diagnosis or lifestyle, but also all those who experienced the feeling of isolation, loneliness, and insufficient support as a result of the pandemic.
This is mental (health)
Mental health issues are still a taboo in Polish society, preventing many from seeking help or being open about their condition in fear of being stigmatized.