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The Freechild Project or Freechild, founded in 2001, is an international program connecting young people and social change around the world through a large online web portal for youth and adults. Freechild also provides a variety of training activities across the United States and Canada[1], as well as publications, and other tools and partnerships that are related to engaging young people in social change activities. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Freechild. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Freechild Project is based in Olympia, Washington, and is a program of CommonAction, an IRS-designated 501c3 non-profit organization registered in Washington State as a charitable corporation. Through its direct training and technical assistance activities, Freechild has reached more than 50,000 youth and adults since 2001[2]. Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area    - City 48. ... CommonAction, founded in 2005, is a U.S. nonprofit organization promoting civic engagement for youth throughout society based in Olympia, Washington. ... 501C3 refers to section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code that exempts payment of federal income taxes for groups that are organized for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... 501(c) is a provision of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)), listing twenty-eight types of non-profit organizations exempt from some Federal income taxes. ...

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Mission

"Our mission is to advocate, inform, and celebrate social change led by and with young people around the world, particularly those who have been historically denied the right to participate. The Freechild Project is a resource, training, and consultation program working with individuals and organizations around the world. We focus on a variety of topics, including youth voice, youth-led activism, meaningful youth involvement, and youth/adult partnerships."[3] Youth voice is a fairly common neologism to refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. ... Youth activism is best summarized as youth voice engaged in community organizing for social change. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Fundamentalism · Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth rights...

The Freechild Project
Established: 2001
Executive Director: Adam Fletcher
Registered: IRS, State of WA
Address: 711 State Street NE
Olympia, Washington
98506.
Telephone: (360)753-2686
Website: www.FreeChild.org
E-Mail: info at freechild.org

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Structure

Freechild provides a comprehensive online website and free publications for young people and adults around the world. Freechild also provides training and technical assistance regarding youth involvement for community programs, government agencies, and foundations across the United States and Canada.


The Freechild Project is presided over by CommonAction's Board of Directors and supported its staff members, with Adam Fletcher as Freechild's acting coordinator, and recieves expert advice from The Freechild Project Advisory Board, including: CommonAction, founded in 2005, is a U.S. nonprofit organization promoting civic engagement for youth throughout society based in Olympia, Washington. ... Adam Fletcher (b. ...

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Current activities

The Freechild Project provides training and technical assistance related to engaging young people in social change to youth-serving community organizations, foundations, government agencies, and at conferences across the United States and around the world. Freechild maintains strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations, including Do Something, National Youth Rights Association, Youth Service America, and others. Do Something is a national not-for-profit internet organization that believes young people have the power to make a difference by inspiring, supporting and celebrating a generation of doers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done and take action. ... NYRA logo The National Youth Rights Association is the largest Youth Rights group in the United States, with several thousand members. ... YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA (YSA) is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally. ...


Freechild Project publications

  • Freechild Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change (2003) A. Fletcher & K. Kunst. Olympia, WA: CommonAction.
  • Freechild Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People (2006) A. Fletcher & J. Vavrus. Olympia, WA: CommonAction.
  • Firestarter Youth Empowerment Curriculum (2001) A. Fletcher. Olympia, WA: CommonAction.

Recognition

Freechild has been acknowledged by cultural critic Henry Giroux as "especially relevant in getting young people to participate in the realms of politics and critical education."[4] The Freechild Project has also been cited for making theoretical contributions to the field of youth service[5] and youth participation.[6] Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... A cultural critic is a critic of a given culture, usually as a whole and typically on a radical basis. ... Henry Giroux, born September 18, 1943, is a US cultural critic. ... Youth service is tantamount to any volunteer community service activity conducted by any person under the age of 25. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...


The Freechild Project website has garnered a great deal of attention. The School Library Journal reviewed the Freechild website, saying that it is "By far the largest repository of projects, ideas, and organizational links, this resource provides more than adequate information to help students brainstorm ideas in order to start their own initiatives."[7] A 2004 University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension newsletter remarked, "An amazing amount of information on involving youth in social and community action efforts is available on [the Freechild] site. It serves as a fine example of youth-adult partnership with nationwide youth advisors."[8] Freechild has also been reviewed by The Prevention Researcher[9] and the American Planning Association.[10] School Library Journal is a monthly publication with articles and reviews for school and public librarians who work with young people. ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ... The cooperative extension service, also known as the Extension Service of the USDA, is a non-formal educational program implemented in the United States that is designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives. ... Youth-Adult partnership is the concept of Youth and Adults working together, as partners. ...


Criticism

Freechild has been implicated in what its opponents consider to be the liberal takeover of the public education system for its work with the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.[11] Locally, Freechild's youth training activities have been viewed as suspicious for getting "youth activated to make permanent change",[12] and the program has been identified as communist, apparently for the same reason.[13] Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, good judgement and wisdom. ... The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is the state education agency for the State of Washington. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ...


References

  1. ^ Freechild Past Clients and Collaborators
  2. ^ CommonAction Activities. CommonAction. Retrieved on 2006 December 2.
  3. ^ Mission Statement. The Freechild Project. Retrieved on 2006 December 2.
  4. ^ Giroux, H & Searls Giroux, S. (2004) Take Back Higher Education: Race, Youth, and the Crisis of Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Era. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  5. ^ Lackie, K. (2005) A Service to Whom? International and Domestic Service Programs at Predominately White Private Universities. University of San Diego. p11.
  6. ^ (n.d.) Youth Participation in Governance …creating youth friendly communities. City of Halifax. p18.
  7. ^ (2005) Web Site Reviews: September, 2005 School Library Journal.
  8. ^ (2004) The Gazette University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.
  9. ^ Website review: The Freechild Project
  10. ^ Mullahey, R. (2003) The Freechild Project American Planning Association Resource Ezine.
  11. ^ Rae, D. (2004) The Hijacking of State Schools
  12. ^ (2004). Women's Club shares information about educational system after candidates speak, Guest Speaker – Sharon Hanek
  13. ^ (2005) Sound Politics Forum

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External links

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Related interviews

  • NetSquared - Interview on Freechild's role promoting youth activism using the Web.
  • Public Eye Radio Interview regarding Freechild's role in promoting youth suffrage in Canada.
  • GlobalLocalPopEd Online Journal - Interview on The Freechild Project's role in educating young people about globalization.
  • The Meria Heller Show — Interview on The Freechild Project's role in the youth activism movement.

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Freechild Project at AllExperts (306 words)
The Freechild Project (or Freechild) is an international non-governmental program founded in August 2001 in Olympia, Washington, USA by community organizing activists from the youth voice, youth-led media, and youth rights communities.
Freechild is a youth development program operated by CommonAction, a nonprofit 501c3 organization that employs community-based critical pedagogy methods to promote social change by employing the frameworks of community youth development.
Freechild works with local groups and national networks to strengthen democracy and increase the acknowledgement of interdependence between children, youth and adults.
The Freechild Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (749 words)
The Freechild Project or Freechild is an international non-profit program connecting young people and social change around the world through a large online web portal for youth and adults.
Freechild also provides a variety of training activities, publications, and other tools and partnerships that are strongly related to its website.
The Freechild Project is based in Olympia, Washington, and was founded in August 2001.
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