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New CYD Resource

In this dynamic “TED Talk-style” presentation, representatives of A Reason to Survive, Community MusicWorks, DAVA, Destiny Arts Center, and Harmony Project share how their programs are sparking young people’s creativity and building critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood. You’ll learn about several, interrelated CYD practices including:

  • integrating youth voice and leadership into core organizational structures and programs
  • creating opportunities for young people to create a more just and equitable society
  • establishing young people as key leaders in community development efforts
  • preparing young people for transitions into college and careers supporting young people holistically


This video is presented by the CYD National Partnership.

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Bread & Roses: How the Arts Can Enrich and Sustain Young Changemakers

Khary Lazarre-White was the recipient of the 2016 National Guild Leadership Award. The author, attorney, and social entrepreneur is also the co-founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a youth development organization in Harlem, NY. He is also moderating our upcoming video chat Social Justice Leadership and Activism in Institution Building.

In his Leadership Award acceptance speech (video above), Lazarre-White explored the theme of "bread and roses," the idea that youth development requires both sustenance for the body and for the spirit. He challenged arts educators to provide that sustenance for the spirit, by building programs that help students understand their social and political environment and establish creative tools for navigating their future.

This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education. www.nationalguild.org