Afterschool Matters Fall 2018

This issue includes a peer-reviewed article and a reflective essay by two “graduates” of the fellowship, Jocelyn Wiedow and Sonia Toledo. Both focus...

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...

Lesson plan – Poverty and Natural Disasters- Exploring the Connections

In this lesson students will identify and explore connections between poverty and natural disasters. Grade Level 6-8, 9-12

Lesson plan – Calculating the Poverty Line

Classroom experiences that critically investigate the causes and meaning of poverty in our own nation offer students tools for change, and new ways...

Lesson plan – Editorial Cartoons- Poverty, Environmental Justice

This is the fourth lesson in the series “Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice.”People who are poor don’t have access to the...

Lesson plan – How Natural Disasters Affect People Experiencing Poverty

In this lesson students will identify and explore connections between poverty and natural disasters. Grade Level 3-5

Lesson plan – Race and Poverty

In this lesson, students will learn that race is a factor often connected to poverty and that institutions can create obstacles for the...

Camp To Belong

Camp To Belong (CTB) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to reuniting brothers and sisters who have become separated in foster care through...