It was my pleasure to contribute an article to The Philanthropist special edition on youth in the non-profit sector. The introduction to this edition states in part “In discussions with adults and youth knowledgeable about the not-for-profit sector, it became evident that conventional ways of thinking about philanthropy and civic engagement may not work for many young people in the contemporary context.”
I fully agree and I hope that my contribution will be of help in some small way to compel a shift in non-profit practices. These are challenging times, and we desperately need bright young minds to join us. While they will always have other choices in life, non-profit organizations have it in their control to make many relatively simple changes that will at the very least eliminate impediments to youth engagement.
I welcome your comments on the article.
Social Change and a Welcoming Environment for Youth in the Nonprofit Community
Wellar, K. (2013). Social Change and a Welcoming Environment for Youth in the Nonprofit Community. The Philanthropist, 25(2). Retrieved from http://thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil/article/view/968