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Strengthening Youth Opportunity in Rural America with LEAPS

Young people in rural America possess huge potential that’s often untapped—that needs to change.

LEAPS: Bhavani Tivakaran on Advocating for Change

Bhavani Tivakaran, President of the Teen Advisory Committee with Step Forward (https://www.stepforwardnla.org/) of Northwest Louisiana, on the potential of young people to create change in their communities.

LEAPS

LEAPS, a two-year initiative of BHP and the International Youth Foundation, creates partnerships with local organizations in West Texas (greater Midland/Odessa area) and South Texas (between San Antonio and Victoria) and Northwest Louisiana to equip the areas’ young people—ages 11 to 24—with the

(Re)Connecting Youth “Safe Spaces” Learning Event – Highlights

“Trust us… we have so much power and light within us.” Jasmín, a youth advocate with the Asociación Civil Doncel, provides recommendations for practitioners working with foster youth at a (Re)Connecting Youth learning event.

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