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2008 YouthBuild Annual Report to the General Assembly (pdf)
2008 YouthBuild Annual Report to the General Assembly (HTML Version)
There are close to 1,00 member organizations in the YouthBuild Coalition, which is guided by the following simple statement of philosophy:
The positive energy and intelligence of young people need to be liberated and enlisted in solving the problems facing our society. Young people in poor communities want to rebuild their neighborhoods and their lives, and will do so if given the
opportunity. The desire to serve, to do meaningful work which is of value to other people, is universal. Community-based organizations need to be given the resources to solve local problems and to mobilize local people, including neighborhood youth.
Leadership development is a central element of effective community development and youth service.
In 1992, the YouthBuild Directors Council, composed of the directors of seven original YouthBuild programs, met with the president of YouthBuild USA and developed the following mission statement for YouthBuild programs. This has been reaffirmed and
updated at each revision by the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network Policy Council.
The mission of YouthBuild programs is:
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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