ERIC Number: ED350497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Ideas for Action: Helping Girls and Young Women in Your Community.
Hernandez, Barbara K.
This idea book is a resource to help individuals focus their good will and energy on helping girls and young women in their communities. After a brief introduction to each of seven advocacy strategies, ideas for action are listed under each. The first advocacy strategy focuses on organizing your community for action. Ideas for action include giving youth a visible and integral role and convening a small group to address a specific issue. The second advocacy strategy focuses on recruiting and using volunteers and recommends advertising a volunteer referral number and developing a resource directory. The third advocacy strategy discusses influencing public policy. Ideas for action in this category include informing key policymakers about what you are doing and obtaining support for a resolution from government officials. The fourth advocacy strategy focuses on getting your message out. Ideas for action include identifying key audiences and writing letters to editors. The fifth advocacy strategy discusses building self-esteem. Ideas for action focus on caring and support, high expectations, and opportunities for participation for youth. The sixth chapter focuses on tapping potential supporters and includes ideas for action for men, young people, celebrities, and service organizations. The seventh chapter focuses on raising funds and provides ideas for action in contacting foundations, corporations and organizations, and individuals. Marketing tips are also offered. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon Community Children and Youth Services Commission, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: A product of the Oregon Girls and Young Women's Project.