From tokenism to authentic youth engagement

 

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Youth engagement has gained momentum in many fields that work closely with young people, including youth programs and services, youth organizations, schools, and other institutions working to help young people thrive.

Youth-focused organizations thrive to implement youth engagement practices that capture the voice of young people they serve. While it is important to recognize the importance of youth engagement, the issue of youth tokenism remains an important issue in the field of youth work. Continue reading “From tokenism to authentic youth engagement”

Minimizing ‘the noise’: Why I deleted my LinkedIn account

What do you need to do when an online platform intended for professional networking and growing your career turns into a nuance to your everyday life?

You need to cut it.

My disdain for social media continues to grow more and more each day. I am completely, albeit a bit alarmingly, obsessed with the idea of living a social media free life. It is a personal revolution to opt out, to actively choose to check out from ‘the noise’ of online platforms and cultivate life on one’s own terms.

After deleting my Facebook account back in 2012, my Instagram and Snapchat in 2013, and my Twitter account in 2017, LinkedIn was my last standing social media account until very recently.

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how to fill our days

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This short piece was written in a heat-of-the-moment realization that hit me at 6:00am while drinking a Blonde Vanilla Almond Milk Latte (so good!) at Starbucks (I’m still *internally* boycotting them) and musing over this article  before heading to work.

It’s part critical self-awareness, and part caffeine-induced rant.  Continue reading “how to fill our days”