contests and awards for youth

Thumbnail of Wichita Children's Home's 3rd place winning entry in the 2016 mural contest, as described in the article

2016 Mural Contest Third-Place Winner: 'One Step at a Time'
Congratulations to Wichita Children's Home, third-place winner of the 2016 Family and Youth Services Bureau Runaway and Homeless Youth Mural Contest.

Thumbnail of Mendocino County Youth Project's 2nd place mural.

2016 Mural Contest Second-Place Winner: 'Correcting the Ship'
Congratulations to Mendocino County Youth Project, second-place winner of the 2016 Family and Youth Services Bureau Runaway and Homeless Youth Mural Contest.

Thumbnail of Community Access Unlimited's winning mural, as described in article.

2016 Mural Contest Winner: 'From Homeless to Hopeful and Stable'
Congratulations to Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Their artists took first place in the 2016 Family and Youth Services Bureau Runaway and Homeless Youth Mural Contest.

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5 Steps to Engage Young People in Poetry Competitions
Extra work is needed to ensure youth take part in creative opportunities to discuss real-world issues.

A young woman holding a video camera.

Take a Creative Approach to Dating Violence Prevention with Youth-Friendly ‘Media Challenges’
See how two agencies use contests to showcase teens' thoughts about healthy relationships.

A young Native American man.

National Network Provides Leadership Opportunities for Native Youth
The emerging resource, launched by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, seeks to elevate youth voice.

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New Website Helps Youth Be the Change They Want to See
Youth Engaged for Change is a federal resource for young people who want to make the world a better place.

Young people playing basketball.

Stop Bullying Video Challenge
Are the youth in your program standing up against bullying? Encourage them to enter the Stop Bullying Video Challenge before October 14, 2012, for a chance to share what they're doing to prevent bullying and win prizes.

Photograph of a young woman writing in a notebook.

Encourage Youth to Enter FYSB’s First Essay Contest and Share Their Stories
Every young person deserves an opportunity to share his or her story. Help your youth do that by encouraging them to enter FYSB’s first ever national essay contest for young writers. The winner’s story will be shared online and at a national conference for youth workers. Runners up may have their essays published online, too.

Image of a young person painting a collage.

Mural Entries Due January 31
Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees: Enter FYSB's Mural Contest for a chance to win the supplies to paint a full-length mural in your facilities!

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