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Children and Teens

Books and articles devoted to this subject or that have a substantial component on the subject are shown below.

Book coverAn Asset Builder's Guide to Service-Learning

A clear and informative strategy for schools, faith communities, and youth organizations to blend the best of effective service-learning programs with the philosophy of youth asset building and healthy communities.

Book coverAn Asset Builder's Guide to Youth Leadership

Sensible and inspiring advice for adults who truly want to engage young people in meaningful leadership volunteer roles, with how-to tips on everything from recruitment to intergenerational meetings.

Children as VolunteersChildren as Volunteers

The only book focusing on engaging volunteers under the age of fourteen in agency or community organizations.

Book coverAn Asset Builder's Guide to Training Peer Helpers

A trainer's manual for adult leaders preparing youth volunteers to do peer helping, with 15 interactive sessions complete with discussion guides and handouts (many useful for any age volunteer learning to do counseling).

Book coverGet the Word Out!

Provocative booklet that urges a new attitude toward young people as affected by adultism and shows how to be more welcoming to young leaders.

Book coverFriends Across the Divide

All the guidelines and materials necessary for an e-mail exchange between students and senior partners.

Book coverRaising Charitable Children

Warmly provides practical tips for adults to share the gifts of generosity, selflessness, and compassion with children of all ages and get past the gimme-gimme mind-set.

Step-by-StepStep-by-Step

Ideas for how young people can discover what they care about, gain support, and implement a plan for change.

Book coverThe Youth Volunteer Audit

An assessment and planning tool for developing best practices for dealing with young people as volunteers, complete with forms to copy and use again.

Book coverWorking Shoulder to Shoulder

Stories and strategies of youth-adult partnerships that succeed, with over 20 reproducible tools to help you engage youth participants to the greatest effect in your organization.

Youth Board Involvement and the LawYour Guide to Youth Board Involvement and the Law (free PDF)

An analysis of the key legal issues arising when involving young people under the age of 18 on a board of directors, with strategies to maximize youth involvement whatever your state's laws.

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