I Will See YOU in São Paulo!

On Monday I am flying to São Paulo, Brazil, to talk about my philosophy and practice through CommonAction, including SoundOut and The Freechild Project. It all began a few years ago, when Lilian Kelian contacted me. Working with a program called Jovens Urbanos (Urban Youth), Lilian asked if they could translate some of my publications and use them in the cities they work, São Paulo , Pouso Alegre, and Serra. Happily agreeing, I looked forward to seeing the finished product.

This summer, Lilian contact me again to invite me to come to Brazil and help spread the word about the publications and the ideas behind them. I am leaving Monday to spend next week in São Paulo!

Hosted by CENPEC, my trip is being sponsored by Fundação Itaú Social, a large foundation in Brazil. Among other things, I am facilitating a workshop and speaking at a conference. The conference, Seminário Internacional: Educação + Participação = Educação Integral, will be broadcast live online on Friday, November 14.

Here’s the poster for my workshop on Wednesday, November 12. I’m going to post things occasionally throughout the week. I am very excited for this opportunity, and I’m really looking forward to meeting people, sharing ideas and learning a lot while I’m there! What an opportunity! Woohoo!

 

Adam Fletcher in São Paulo

 

The Practice of Youth Engagement by Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher’s book, The Practice of Youth Engagementis his most comprehensive work yet, covering theory, activities, reflections, critical thinking and more about the practice and research related to youth today.

In ten chapters, Adam examines 10 practices that integral to youth engagement: 1. Learn The Basics Of Youth Engagement; 2. Name The Reasons For Youth Engagement; 3. Plan For Youth Engagement; 4. Build Youth Engagement; 5. Take Action For Youth Engagement; 6. Assess, Reflect And Celebrate Youth Engagement; 7. See How Youth Engagement Stops; 8. Think Critically About Youth Engagement; 9. Sustain Youth Engagement, and; 10. Engage Adults In Youth Engagement.

He also shares a number of additional tools focused on youth engagement, including the Youth Engagement Assessment Tool; A Short History Of Youth Engagement In The United States; a comprehensive glossary; A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement; and the Youth Engagement Workshop Guide.

There’s a complete bibliography with more than 300 citations of works around the world, as well as the writing that has influenced him most over the years.

Order your copy today!

 

About the Author

An internationally-recognized consultant and speaker focused on student voice​,​ author​ Adam Fletcher has worked with schools, education agencies, and other organizations across the United States and Canada. ​He is the author the SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum, Student Voice Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook and The Guide to Student Voice. His writing has also been published in education journals and magazines around the world.
 

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Coming May 2013: "Inconvenient Youth" by Adam Fletcher

CommonAction is proud to announce
Coming May 2013
“Inconvenient Youth: A Guide to Discrimination Against Young People” 
by Adam Fletcher, founder of The Freechild Project.

Contact us for information, including author booking and appearances, orders, and more.
Phone (360) 489-9680
Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide

This guide is an introduction to youth-driven programming for nonprofits, government agencies, and other youth-serving organizations. The booklet gives a definition and compares approaches, and then provides planning tools, evaluations and assessments, and more. It includes the Ladder of Youth Voice, rubrics for assessing youth-driven programming, and links to examples and resources that readers can explore on their own.

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Fall 2012 Internships Open NOW!

INTERNSHIPS OPEN NOW!

CommonAction Consulting is the premiere human engagement firm in North America. Interning at CommonAction is a great way to get introduced to a variety of sectors that serve people, including nonprofits, education, and government.

Our interns are college students who are self-starters and independent, working under the supervision of internationally-recognized, award-winning human engagement expert Adam Fletcher. CommonAction gives our interns tons of responsibility and opportunities. Stationed on their own computers and phones, our interns work from home. 
We have three positions available, and information follows.

General Requirements

  • Able to travel to Olympia for a one-day (7 hour) orientation. 
  • Committed to 12-15 hours of online work per week 
  • Self starter – ability to work well alone and with others 
  • Passionate about engaging people to change the world, committed to social change, and believer in the public good 
  • Love the CommonAction mission and can work with a quirky, loose-knit team 

Compensation

  • This is an unpaid internship. Those who successfully complete an internship can earn school credit. They’ll also have tons of fun, get a great reference letter, and work with a leading national organization promoting powerful, world-changing work.

Dates

  • October 1—December 17, 2012 

Details

  • If all of this fits you or someone you know, please apply by September 21. 
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and first come, first served! 
  • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. 
  • Be creative (we like videos and baked-goods, as well as proper spelling and grammar)! 
  • If we are interested, we will contact you for an interview. 
  • CommonAction Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
  • No phone calls, please! 

POSITION: Marketing Intern

Marketing at CommonAction Consulting is all about creating buzz to support our professional services and products, including The Freechild Project and SoundOut. We work hard to form powerful partnerships to support young people and get them involved with us to take action. We work with our partners to secure contracts by building innovative, creative, and strategic marketing plans to create hype around our programs and encourage young people to take action in social change, students to get involved in school improvement, and more, all in the name of engaging people to change the world!

Strategy

  • Assist with the creation and execution of marketing strategies for CommonAction and our programs. 
  • Brainstorm how we integrate unique marketing tactics for ongoing campaigns. 
  • Document any relevant press articles, research, citations, etc. that feature CommonAction and our programs. 
  • Use of data to guide strategic marketing campaigns and next steps. 

Partnerships

  • Ongoing partnerships: what outlets (traditional and online) should we be working on an ongoing basis to distribute content throughout the year? 
  • Campaign online partnerships: what online outlets should we target for campaigns? Identify and sustain relationships with online partners. 
  • Outreach: reach out to different online sites, associations, organizations, etc. on behalf of CommonAction for campaign promotion 
  • On-the-ground/grassroots marketing. Identify grassroots marketing strategies to implement and incorporate into program marketing. Expand college marketing tactics. 

Research

  • What media outlets should we reach out to for partnerships and why? 
  • Look at successful marketing campaigns and research what made the marketing partnership successful, and how CommonAction can replicate those best practices 

Qualifications

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality 
  • Comfort with pop culture and trends of the moment 
  • Excellent communication skills: Solid grammar, ability to convey message clearly, good telephone manner 
  • Self-starter, ability to work well alone or with others 
  • Creative, can think outside of the box 

How to Apply

  • E-mail cover letter, one page resume and names and telephone numbers of two references to Adam Fletcher at adam@commonaction.org with the subject line MARKETING INTERN. 

Also, send separate page with answers to the following questions:

  • What does engagement mean to you? 
  • What’s your favorite book? 
  • What was your favorite marketing campaign from the past year and why? 
  • What do you think is the best way to reach the “adult ally” demographic and why? (think of teachers, youth workers, parents, etc.) 
  • Name two business sectors CommonAction should work with and why. 
  • Name two improvements you would make to commonaction.org, freechild.org, or soundout.org and why. 

POSITION: Business Development Intern

The business development intern promotes CommonAction and our partners to awesome organizations to develop our meaningful, social and unique national programs. The business development intern is responsible for creating, pitching, and brokering relationships with K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations, community-based organizations, government agencies, and other potential clients to promote our services and products nationally and internationally that engage people to change the world!
Responsibilities

  • Research and development for CommonAction and its core products and services, focused on youth engagement, community engagement, student engagement, and personal engagement. 
  • Researching companies and brands that are relevant to our audience. 
  • Brainstorming new marketing and outreach ideas. 
  • Assisting in the management of our current client/partner relations. 
  • Working on national The Freechild Project and SoundOut programs 
  • Some administrative work as necessary. 


Requirements

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality. 
  • Knowledge of pop culture and the trends of the moment. 
  • Excellent communication skills: solid grammar, ability to convey message clearly, good telephone manner. 

How to Apply

  • E-mail cover letter, one page resume and names and telephone numbers of two references to Adam Fletcher at adam@commonaction.org with the subject line BIZ DEV INTERN. 
  • Also tell us the top three organizations that CommonAction should target for business and why. 

POSITION: Publishing Intern

The publishing internship at CommonAction Consulting will be responsible for a variety of activities related to book publishing. Working with four current manuscripts, this intern will identify the best publishing tracks for each potential publication, including independent publishing and sales, sales through an online seller, and through traditional publishing routes. Activities will include research, outreach, and some editing. Each of the manuscripts is related to our mission of engaging people to change the world!

Strategy

  • Research publishing options for four current manuscripts. 
  • Complete editing process where necessary. 
  • Assist with the creation and execution of publishing strategies for each publication. 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills: Solid grammar, ability to convey message clearly, good telephone manner 
  • Self-starter, ability to work well alone or with others 
  • Creative, can think outside of the box 

How to Apply

  • E-mail cover letter, one page resume and names and telephone numbers of two references to Adam Fletcher at adam@commonaction.org with the subject line PUBLISHING INTERN. 

Also, send separate page with answers to the following questions:

  • What’s your favorite book, and why? 
  • What do you think is the best way to reach the “adult ally” demographic with publications and why? (think of teachers, youth workers, parents, etc.) 
  • Familiarize yourself with our current publications (http://tinyurl.com/CACbooks) and suggest two ways to promote them more effectively. 

Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

Youth 2 Youth Forum

I wanted to let you all know about a powerful example that we should all follow in our local communities. Simply reading the announcement, you can see young people working with adults to make youth voice heard and active. That’s powerful. If you’re in NYC, go to this event and let me know what you think!

The Youth 2 Youth forum will offer diverse youth aged 14-21 from across New York City the opportunity to connect, speak out and take action to make a difference in their schools and communities. Networking and workshops followed by performances and open mic. Food and drinks will be served. The forum will offer both immigrant and non-immigrant youth an opportunity to connect, speak out and take action on the issues facing their communities. Registration is required for organizations wishing to table or take part in the performances or open mic, and space is limited. The forum is sponsored by the New York Immigration Coalition, Union Settlement, the Coalition for Asian-American Children & Families, the New York State Youth Leadership Council and United Neighborhood Houses.

For more information please contact Sasha Chavkin as civic@thenyic.org

Youth 2 Youth Forum
Friday, November 16th 5:00-10:00pm
Washington Community Center, 1775 3rd Ave and 98th St.






CommonAction is available to train, coach, speak, and write about this topic across the US and Canada. Contact Adam to learn about the possibilities by emailing adam@commonaction.org or calling (360) 489-9680.



Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!