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Youth CAN (Youth Community Action Network) is a nation-wide Ukrainian non-governmental youth organization. It aims to promote civil society development by increasing youth participation in civic activities and grass-root community problem-solving in Ukraine. Youth CAN members are young people who empower their peers, educate about democracy, civil society values, human rights, set positive example of civil activism and encourage grass-root community problem solving. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Civil society or civil institutions refers to the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations or institutions which form the basis of a functioning society as opposed to the force backed structures of a state (regardless of that states political system). ...

It started as a Camp Rah-Rah, first organized in 1995 - a summer leadership camp run by American Peace Corps Volunteers. In a few years, the project grew into a series of trainings developing project design and management skills, and then, in 2004, the youth-led Ukrainian organization was created. It gathers young motivated people from all over the country to provide them with skills sufficient to hold small projects to help their local communitites. Some alumni of Youth CAN programs organize community groups of their own to increase impact. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peace Corps volunteers usually serve for two years. ... Community Group are a political party in the United Kingdom whose representative Martin Williams contested the constituency of Doncaster North at the 2005 general election, receiving 2,365 votes (the elected Labour MP, Ed Miliband, received 19,788 votes). ...

External links

  • http://www.ycan.org/



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