April Civic Education Newsletter

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APRIL 2020

Leading Through A Crisis

All across the world, young leaders are fostering community and hope in their countries.

This month, we honor their leadership.

C H I C A G O , I L

The group Good Kids Mad City, led by Black and brown youth, have collected donations to deliver groceries in low-income neighborhoods. Likewise, Street Youth Rise Up is purchasing gift cards to feed people experiencing homelessness.

D I G I T A L   O R G A N I Z I N G

With #Students_Against_COVID trending on Twitter, students are aiming to tackle disinformation and share educational resources online. Advocates for Youth in Washington, D.C. has created a COVID-19 organizing toolkit written by youth for youth. And the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing has released a Rapid Respond Fund. The award is for small-budget youth-led nonprofits that organize marginalized, low-income people, ages 13-25. Grants are up to $2000 and can be used for remote organizing, mutual aid, campaigns, etc. FCYO is also hosting calls with youth organizers.

G L O B A L   S O L I D A R I T Y

On the website Voices of Youth, young people from all over the world are submitting their reflections on COVID-19. Both the Africa Youth COVID-19 Roundtable and the United Nations are regularly gathering youth leaders online to brainstorm on ways to influence policy. You can read more about international changemakers here.

Thanks for reading! Please stay safe, healthy, and well-rested.

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