Girls, Inc. develops researched-based programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. There is also a focus on math and science education as well as pregnancy and drug abuse prevention. Media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention and sports participation are also some of the topics that are focused on. Find your local Girls Inc. chapter.
LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders and abilities. Learn more about LYRIC.
IYJL is an organization based in Chicago that is led by undocumented youth. They work towards full recognition of all immigrants through education, leadership development, policy advocacy, resource gathering, and mobilization. Read more about IYJL and their current activities.
Youth Speaks is where the voices of young people matter. The organizations puts youth in control of their intellectual and artistic development, placing particular emphasis on literacy. The Youth Speaks Web site has an abundance of information on programs and resources.