News: Program Strategies

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Bright Idea: Prepping Youth to Speak in Public and to the Media

June 25, 2009

 Since 2004, the FosterClub All-Stars have proved an important point: When former foster youth speak about the child welfare system, people listen.  

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Bright Idea: Make Friends and Influence People on the 'Social Web'

May 5, 2009

Social networking—a term that encompasses websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Friendster and LinkedIn—is all the rage, and youth-serving organizations have jumped on the bandwagon.

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Bright Idea: Business Models

April 5, 2009

 Groups that teach business and entrepreneurship to youth use role models as a key component of their programs.  

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Bright Idea: Infuse Fun and Facts Into Black History Month

February 15, 2009

 Throw an African American “knowledge bowl”—a team contest inspired by quiz shows—in February as a fun and creative way to celebrate black history. It’s competition, education and empowerment rolled into one.


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