Young people all over the country are coming up with solutions to their communities' most pressing problems and using Maria's Story to highlight their own work. Here is a snapshot of some the lead community partners involved in the Youth Empowerment Project. Click on the pins to read more about what they do and for contact information.
Partners & Supporters
Generation Citizen strengthens our nation's democratic future by empowering young people to be engaged and effective citizens now. We partner classroom teachers with college students to teach an action civics course in which middle- and high-school students solve problems of their choosing in their own communities.
Voto Latino is a next-generation, constituency based organization that empowers American Latinos to claim a better future by voting. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to shake up the political process.
YMCA of the USA
The Y is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
"Young Invincibles was born out of the recognition that young people's voices were not being heard in the debate over health care reform in 2009. Today, 'YI' represents the interests of 18-34 year olds through cutting-edge policy research and analysis, sharing the stories of young Americans, campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation and advocacy intended to change the status quo."
If you are part of a national organization or network that is interested in becoming a national partner, contact slaviolette[at]caseygrants.org.