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This Saturday, August 12, people worldwide will celebrate International Youth Day. Observed annually on August 12 since 2000, this United Nations emphasis day recognizes young people as agents of change. This year's theme, "Youth Building Peace," highlights young people's contributions to conflict... Learn more
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Youth involvement is a priority for many co-operatives around the world, and to reflect this, the International Summit of Cooperatives is running a Young Leaders Program. The project is open to co-operative leaders of 35 and under who wish to participate in the summit, held in Quebec on 6-9 October... Learn more
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Idea 90 is a social cooperative founded in 1990 in Scalea (Calabria), Italy. Founded by nine young unemployed women, the Idea 90 social cooperative quickly became a local leader in childcare provision. It now works with public authorities and many businesses in the local area to provide a range of... Learn more
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The official closing ceremony for the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives had a strong focus on empowering, employing and engaging youth, resulting in the creation of an International Cooperative Youth Statement. Go to http://tinyurl.com/c3uewt5 to read the entire statement. Learn more
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Comanche Electric Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Co-op Power magazine, announces the launch of the 2013 Co-op Teens Power Texas video contest. Students in grades sixth through twelfth whose parents or legal guardians are current members of an electric cooperative in Texas can participate... Learn more
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If you’re under the age of 30 and a co-op professional, you have a chance to attend the upcoming annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association free. Application deadline is Aug. 23 so go to http://ncba.trust.coop/about/ to apply today. Learn more
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I just saw this program on the Young and Free Indiana website and thought it was terrific. It's called "Spark Tank" and it's an effort to get Millennials engaged in their community. In this case Northeast Indiana. It's a contest that encourages millennials to turn their passions into ideas... Learn more
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More than 1,500 young consumer-members from electric cooperatives in 43 states are in the nation’s capital this week to help remind elected leaders that they have a stake in America’s future. The students are taking part in NRECA’s 48th annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour of Washington. They... Learn more
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A recent article in the online Namibian discusses the importance of cooperatives in helping lift youth and women out of poverty in the Karas and Hardap regions of Namibia. The registrar of cooperatives, Loide Jason, said cooperatives in the two regions have grown to a level where farmers have... Learn more
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Following Community Empowerment, a sophomore Leadership Fellows class taught by adjunct professor Patrick Harman during Winter Term, four Elon students came up with ideas for cooperatives in the Burlington area. They looked around for ideas and decided to start a handmade art cooperative. The... Learn more
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