Next up in my bookshelf clearing endeavor is Empowering Youth, by Kelly Curtis. Kelly also runs a blog, by the way: Pass the Torch. You may be familiar with it from her one year homeschooling experiment which, if I remember correctly, occurred the same year she wrote the book! That has given me great encouragement as I muddle my way through my goals, and composing wonderful passages in my mind that are gone once I get some quiet time at the computer.
This is a nice little book focused on encouraging the development of young leaders with (from the back cover):
- Nineteen youth and adult activities that provide community initiatives and organizations with ways to get started in youth empowerment.
- Firsthand accounts from youth and adults around the world who offer insight, advice, and best practices.
- Five checklists to get groups thinkng about how they support youth empowerment.
- Motivating tips and anecdotes showing how adults can empower youth every day.
- Research that demonstrates the value of taking this approach.
And again, all you need do to enter is leave a comment. Barring the unforeseen, I will choose a winner sometime Friday, February 26 with the help of Random.org.
Open to the US and Canada.