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Encyclopedia > Wendy Schaetzel Lesko

Wendy Schaetzel Lesko is a U.S. youth voice expert, author, and Executive Director of the Youth Activism Project. 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. ... The Youth Activism Project, founded in 1992, is an international non-partisan organization designed to encourage young people to speak up and pursue lasting solutions to problems they care deeply about. ...

Lesko lives in Kensington, Maryland with her husband Matthew Lesko and their two sons, Max and Morgan. During her last two years at Rollins College, she created a recreational program for 100 children of Florida orange pickers about 45 minutes from campus. After graduating, she worked for Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers. Her career has included working as the managing editor of the Congressional Monitor, and starting "Today on the Hill," a live daily broadcast focused on action in Congress, for WTOP in Washington, D.C.. Image:Meet-matthew. ... Rollins College is an institution of higher learning located in Winter Park, Florida. ... 2003 USPS stamp featuring Chávez and the fields that were so important to him César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader, and activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. ... The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is a labor union that evolved from unions founded in 1962 by César Chávez, Philip Vera Cruz, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong. ... WTOP is the only all-news radio station in Washington, DC. The stations primary signal is a monaural FM broadcast at 103. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D...

Lesko launched the influential Activism 2000 Project in 1992.


  • The Maternity Sourcebook: 230 Basic Decisions for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby Care. (1984) Published by Warner Books. ISBN-13: 978-0446375252
  • The Maternity Sourcebook. (1985) (Reissue) with Matthew Lesko. Published by Warner Books. ISBN-13: 978-0446383752
  • The People Rising: The Campaign Against the Bork Nomination (1989) with Michael Pertschuk. Published by Thunder’s Mouth Press. ISBN-13: 978-0938410898
  • No Kidding Around: Americas Young Activists Are Changing Our World and You Can Too! (1992) Published by Information USA. ISBN-13: 978-1878346100
  • Youth! The 26% Solution (1998) with Emanuel Tsourounis. Published by Information USA. ISBN-13: 978-1878346476
  • Maximum Youth Involvement: The Complete Gameplan for Community Action (2003) Published by Youth Activism Project. ASIN: B0006SBDI4
  • Knock-Your-Socks-Off Training Teens To Be Successful Activists!The Complete Guide For Facilitating A 1-2 Hour Workshop. Published by Youth Activism Project.
  • Youth Advocacy Module Published by U.S. Health & Human Service.
  • Student Activist Training Action Guide Published by Mothers Against Drunk Driving & U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
  • Youth Empowerment Question Why Published by North Carolina Department of Health.
  • Youth As Equal Partners with Adam Kendall. Published by United Way of America.

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image:Meet-matthew. ... MADD logo Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is a single-issue non-profit victims rights organization in the United States and other countries. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations that pool efforts in fund raising. ...


Lesko has been recognized by diverse publications from across the nation, such as The Washington Post, and the Houston Chronicle, among others. She also received WETA’s "Hometown Heroes" Award in 2004.[1] The weta family comprises around 70 insect species endemic to the New Zealand archipelago. ...

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