2019 Kids Count Data Book State Trends in Child Well-Being

This 30th edition of the Data Book examines how America’s child population has changed, demographically and geographically. Many of the contrasts are dramatic.

Critical Practices for Anti -Bias Education

This critical practices guide offers practical strategies for creating a space where academic and social-emotional goals are accomplished side by side. It also...

Social Justice Standards Teaching Tolerance Anti- Bias Framework

The Social Justice Standards are a set of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes divided into four domains—identity, diversity, justice and action (IDJA)....

Equity and Empowerment Lens (Racial Justice Focus)

A Lens leads us to think about issues in a new way; it can bring an idea into focus, or alternately, expand it...

Equity and Empowerment Lens – Multnomah County

The Equity and Empowerment Lens (with a racial justice focus) is a transformative quality improvement tool used to improve planning, decision-making, and resource...

Talking About Race and Privilege Lesson Plan for Middle and High School Students

To accommodate the diversity of school and teacher schedules, this lesson can be presented over multiple class periods or sessions. Teachers and others...

Resources to Promote Belonging and Inclusion

The Afterschool Alliance, Every Hour Counts, and the National AfterSchool Association are pleased to present this set of resources to help afterschool and...

From Hopelessness to Hope Social Justice Pedagogy in Urban Education and Youth Development

This article reviews the social justice youth development (SJYD) model conceptualized to facilitate and enhance urban youth awareness of their personal potential, community...

A Social Justice Perspective on Youth and Community Development Theorizing the Processes and Outcomes of Participation

This article draws upon a study of 88 justice-oriented, community-based United States youth programs to explore how youth development philosophies shape the processes...

Agents of Change Youth Development & Social Justice Activism

To understand how youth and their adult allies engage in resisting systematic social inequalities. This dissertation explores non-profit agencies that support Social Justice...

Lesson plan : Exploring Gender Stereotypes in Stories

This lesson allows children to look at one or more picture books that counter gender stereotypes. After discussion of the book, children will...

Lesson Plan – The Cycle of Poverty

This lesson is the third in a series called “Issues of Poverty.” Students explore the causes of poverty in the United States and...