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Encyclopedia > Youth Activism Project

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." Formerly called Activism 2000 Project, the organization provides a variety of resources, training, and advocacy to promote youth civic engagement around the world. Partisan may refer to: A member of a lightly-equipped irregular military force formed to oppose control of an area by a foreign power or by an army of occupation. ...



Wendy Schaetzel Lesko is the Executive Director of the Youth Activism Project. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors, including Dawne Deppe, Hannah Lieberman, Anika Manzoor, Kellye McIntosh, Mark Nilles, Molara Obe, Natasha Sakolsky, and Omanola Wolou Djele.


In addition to its resource-sharing, networking, training, and advocacy activities, Youth Activism Project operates an international outreach program called School Girls Unite. Through sister chapters in Maryland and Mali, this program seeks to improve educational opportunities for the millions of girls in developing countries who do not go to school. Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...


The Youth Activism Project has been recognized by youth industry publications such as Youth Today, national organizations including the American Legacy Foundation and Points of Light Foundation, and from foundations including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, who reported that, The American Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to prevent teen smoking and encourage smokers to quit. ... Foundation may be: the founding of an institution. ... The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was founded in June 1930 as the W.K. Kellogg Child Welfare Foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg. ...

"...Activism 2000 Project [is a] solid organization who has learned – and can teach others - what works in youth-adult partnerships."[1]

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