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B&NES council have announced plans to cut over 40% from the budget of the council's Youth service, just two years after cutting 30%. This will destroy almost all the work the Youth service does in education, training, health and participation and many other areas.
Thousands of Young people will be left with less things to do, inadequate support and no local Youth centre.
There are approximately 400,000 children and youth working in agriculture in the U.S. The majority of these are foreign-born and without parents, access to health care, and suffer regular food scarcity.
These children and youth lack access to a regular, stable residence to obtain an education.
These children and youth fear the loss of temporary shelter and food, and therefore do not frequently report labor abuses.
Youth from 14 countries around the world have drafted the International Youth Accord on Biodiversity. It has been signed by people in more than 50 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. The youth will present the Accord to world leaders at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 10th Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan during October 2010.
The NGO Biodiversity Matters hosts the Accord, alongside some of their other work, at www.biodiversitymatters.org
In terms of breaking the cycle of offending Perth Children's Court President believes Halo is 'setting the way,' with other Magistrates describing the support plans as ‘the best support plans they have ever seen,’ Julie Nimmo from Foxtel’s NITV asserted during her filming of the organisation that “Halo is Saving lives and that in all my years of journalism I have seen anything else like it.”
So with an almost 100 % success rate why would the City of Cockburn tender against the community and rob them of their quest for sustainability?
It all comes back to control and greed!
After referring teenagers to the program for two years the Council went against the wishes of families and the community and tendered anyway. This violates not only the rights of young people in general but also the rights of Aboriginal people to self determination. In terms of reconciliation this is a terrible step backwards.
The organisation driven and owned by the community feels used, cheated and abused!
The Greater Union Organisation Pty and Village Cinemas Australia Pty Ltd is seeking to alter their current “Special Facility Licence” at Event Cinemas, Innaloo, to extend the sale of alcohol from the exclusive Gold Class area to a café/bar in the main cinema complex.
Greater Union wants to:
i. sell alcohol in a café/bar in the foyer area at Innaloo cinemas to any adult from 10am until the end of the last movie, seven days a week
• The café/bar will be across from the candy bar and ticket booths
• The applicants have stated that they think it would be a good idea that parents are able to drink alcohol at the café/bar while they wait for their children to watch a movie.
ii. allow alcohol consumption in the foyer, concourse area (passage to the cinemas) and inside the VMax cinema which holds 350 to 400 people
• People will be able to buy their drinks at the bar and then walk with their drinks to the VMax cinema
• People will be able to drink inside the VMax cinema
• The VMax cinema is where they show the 3D films
• 3D films are popular with children and young people of all ages
iii. allow unsupervised children of any ages in the areas where adults can drink
• This includes the foyer, the concourse (passage to the VMax and other general cinemas) and the VMax cinema itself
• This will mean that children and young people under 18 will be in the company of drinking adults unknown to them.
One of the last rites of passage in Australia that doesn’t involve alcohol i.e. being able to go to the movies without Mum and Dad - is under threat.
I can't get a job because...I'm 12. I want to upgrade some parts of my PC. I have no income for myself whatsoever. How many people are in my shoes? Not many? You'll be surprised...
A 21-year-old man died after being stabbed outside a nightclub in Staffordshire. Now that crime is on the up in Buton-On-Trent people are too scared to venture out at night to clubs and bars in fear of being knifed or gunned down.
It is like this nationwide and it is about time something serious was done to prevent such a tragedy. So this is a petition to get every club in burton on trent to have weapon searches, i.e rub down searches and metal detection searches by door staff and police in the town centre.
I and many other parents, grandparents and our children make regular use of the Moredun park, but it has now come to the point where the park is unsafe for our children to play in as the park is over loaded with beer cans & broken glass.
Also as a result of local youths, the park is in dire need of a refurbishment as the old parks apparatus is worn down, rusty, and generally unpleasant for all visitors.
There is also nothing for our younger children to enjoy playing with as they have been removed.
The Levittown Athletic Club (LAC) was founded in 1956 supporting the Youth Girls Fast pitch Softball Program at Azalea Fields in Levittown. The league consists of over 300 youth girls in grades 1 thru 12.
LAC has been successful in keeping registration costs to a minimum through the support of tournament play with our 5 travel softball teams. These tournaments hosted at our home fields provide the necessary infusion of funds to subsidies intramural registration fees, equipment, uniforms and field maintenance.
LAC has been hosting these tournaments for over 30 years. In addition these tournaments showcase our youth girls’ talent to other teams and towns. Some have been selected to college scholarship programs directly through the play within LAC. These tournaments also assist local businesses.
Teams visiting the LAC fields patronize delis, restaurants and hotels supporting the local community.
The York City District Schools has been practicing a form of extortion by using the State to exhort money in the form of fines, from the African and Latino poor population in the community by using the threat of incarceration (which further exhorts resources from the community). The rules regarding truancy are so narrow that it almost guarantees a parent a fine or imprisonment and a child to be labeled ‘truant.’
York City District Schools are using this unconstitutional truancy policy as a means to criminalize the parents and using extortion against parents and children, rather than educating, our children. This criminalization of our parents and children encompasses the growing use of arrests, disciplinary alternative schools, and secured detention to marginalize our most at-risk youth and deny them access to education which is very punitive in nature. Truancy court hearings are in violation of the 5th and 14 Amendment of due process.
The York City District Schools, Children and Youth Services and the Magisterial District Courts are implementing an unfair, unjust, policy that is not being implemented correctly and that has been very vague from the very beginning. In addition to this unconstitutional truancy policy inflicted on the Africans and the Latino community, the communities are forced with parents issued summons and warrants incongruously and disciplinary alternative schools for students. Parents are required to dissipate hours proving that their children were in school or that doctors excuses were provided to the school and prove that the absences were inappropriately recorded. These are not isolated incidents; numerous parents have reported analogous experiences. These "mistakes" are unwarrantable.
This unconstitutional truancy policy is similar to zero-tolerance and it has been imposed on the poor African and Latino communities and it is punitive to parents and students without regard to individual circumstances. Even the American Bar Association has condemned zero-tolerance policies as inherently unjust: “zero tolerance has become a one-size-fits-all solution to all the problems that schools confront. It has redefined parents as negligent and irresponsible and students as criminals; with unfortunate consequences.
Unfortunately, most current [zero-tolerance] policies eliminate the common sense that comes with discretion and, at great cost to communities and to children and families, do little to improve school attendance.”
“Child fares are available for children aged 5 to under 16 in all Arriva Southern Counties areas except Southend”. In Southend child fares are available to children aged 5 to under 14 unless they have a Fairsaver Card which entitles 14 and 15-year olds to child rate travel”
(Quote from Arriva website: Terms of Travel)
We want to change this!
With decades of highly regarded service to the community, the positive legacy of the Teen Center speaks for itself.
The economic and social challenges of today required the development of a wholly and locally based leadership team, along with a new 501(c)(3) status.
With a clean, mutually-agreed upon and respectful breakout from under the auspices of Youth for Christ, the center has entered a new era with its whole focus on it’s legacy as a significant part of Elk Grove’s past, present and future. The new governing board of directors is composed entirely of Elk Grove residents with an outstanding variety of business and professional backgrounds and has come together committed to extend the center’s legacy of service well into the future.
With a present risk of losing funding and facility support from the City of Elk Grove, it is with this statement that we state that the goals of rebuilding and sustaining the center's legacy cannot be accomplished without the city’s ongoing commitment and delivery of support.
73. Kids Need Help
Children of Waratah have an urgent need for a skate park and/or other form of entertainment.
This small town offers many opportunities for expansion of the community if it would start to listen to the youth.
With no real recreational facilities available for children to use we are certain this little town will not grow and it is certain that our youth will turn to criminal acts. Please help our youth!
Truancy Courts Violate the Law, Threaten Parents and Children
Last fall, a 14-year-old student receiving special educational services at the local High School took the courageous step of integrating into mainstream classes. The student struggled with the assigned work, and his mother, spent countless hours in meetings with school officials working to revise the student's education plan to provide him with the support and services he needed.
According to the latest findings of the National American Civil Liberties Union in Washington DC, it is a fact that all across America there are hundreds of thousands of unconstitutional and extremely troubling practices taking place in our country's truancy courts.
Ostensibly created to support struggling students and help them stay in school, the truancy courts have instead been used to punish students who may have difficulty paying attention in class or doing their schoolwork because of special educational needs, are unable to attend school because of medical or emotional difficulties, or who have family caretaking obligations that cause them to arrive at school late.
Also troubling is the fact that the truancy courts operate under a shroud of secrecy. Truancy court hearings are conducted without any stenographic or audio recording of the proceedings, and frequently there are no formal written court orders or directives, creating the untenable situation of a parent or child's word against that of a judge. The files of the students who appear in truancy court are kept under lock and key, inaccessible even to attorneys retained to represent these youths.
This petition seeks to have it become mandatory to provide YOUTH and FAMILIES the right to appointed counsel and proper court recording.
Look at the disturbing and horrendous facts that are taking place every day in our justice system.
*Youth involved in truancy court are generally ill equipped to understand the nature of the proceedings and the charges against them. A child’s interest in receiving an appropriate education, including special education, or in being protected from discrimination at school, coupled with a child’s inability to present complex legal or factual matters to the court, may
mean that a fair result cannot be reached without appointment of counsel.
*Under federal due process, the right to counsel generally attaches only where physical liberty is at stake. In truancy cases, where youth are called on to represent themselves against the power of the state, and in some cases against their parents as well, there are factors that must require a different result. The U.S.
Supreme Court has acknowledged that whenever a person is required to resolve questions of right and obligation in a court of law – as are youth in truancy court – the court must ensure the person’s right to due process in those proceedings.
An increase to the problem arises when school districts who initiate truancy filings are not following proper policies and procedures and are employing Attendance Officers who are not abiding by the law.
In this petition we are seeking an Order to Disqualify School Representatives for Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Here are some examples of why this petition is crucial in protecting our youth and their families who are often times, wrongfully subjected to truancy filings by their school districts.
* The school representative filed an insufficient petition without regard to its pre-filing obligations and refuses to dismiss, stay or amend the petition;
*The school representative’s failure to comply with notice requirements resulted in an improper default order or issuance of a bench warrant;
*The school representative pursues contempt sanctions in spite of evidence that violations of your client’s rights under state or federal laws, such as the right to special education, bilingual education, or protection from anti-discrimination, are causing your client’s absences; or
*Other complicated legal or factual issues arise.
This petition is designed to get the attention and action by National Leaders and the President to resolve this ongoing problem.
The Alpharetta Ambush soccer program is administered by the City of Alpharetta. The team has achieved great success in the 9 years since DOC David Eristavi has managed the program, with many successful young players moving through Rec leagues to Academy to Select to RPL3. Eighty percent of players from top Ambush teams have even been offered soccer scholarships, many at NCAA Div. 1 schools.
The Ambush club is well known in the soccer community due to this success and has attracted top trainers who coach top Alpharetta talent.
During the 2007/08 season, the City of Alpharetta changed the residency requirement for Ambush teams from 50% for the entire program to 50% per individual team. This ruling has already had a detrimental effect on the Ambush Club and its residents.
Imposing a 50% residency requirement per individual team creates instability, including those who meet the requirement, as they are left with uncertainty from year to year about their team's status. The uncertainty has and will continue to lead to defections to other clubs.
We believe Alpharetta residents benefit by having a high-calibre youth soccer club by:
- Generating interest for youth soccer at all levels including Rec;
- Providing Alpharetta residents with a top-notch club and high-quality teams for their youth players to participate in;
- Adding to the great schools and programs that attract people to Alpharetta;
- Having players act as ambassadors for the City of Alpharetta;
- Teaching life skills on and off the field;
- Creating a stronger Alpharetta community for youth and adults;
- and thereby increasing housing values
We support the City's desire to be good stewards of residents' resources, and believe this can be achieved while still creating greater stability for the Club by enforcing the 50% residency requirement to the Ambush Club as a whole vs. individual Ambush teams.
Wiltshire Council, as a plan to start being 'fairer' to all youth centres in Wiltshire, are reducing the amount of funding that The Shak gets to pay it's staff.
Changing club hours would be beneficial for the youth of the LeoGoodwin Foundation Teen Center. at this moment the club is open at 3pm on schools days , but on Non-school days its open from 9am to 5pm. The teens that attend this center start arriving btween 11am to Noon. As we all know most teenagers don't wakeup early in the morning.
This brings the benefit of having the club Hours changed to either 11am to 8:30pm or 11:30 to 9pm, the teens would be able to spend more quality time at the club and interact with more activities during the summer and on non-school days.
Trying to organize over 600 of our kids, Bluffton Youth Sports (BYS) has been in charge of the youth baseball/softball program in Bluffton, SC for three seasons.
Due to the fact that they try to run this organization in their "spare time", the job they have done has been ineffective at best. In addition to their inability to effectively run the youth baseball/softball program, they also take it upon theirselves to make judgements and decisions which are not based on facts but instead serve the purpose of their own adgendas and biases. When asked about their decisions, they either dodge questions or tell the opposite of the truth.
After being called out on these issues, one of the board members recently physically threatened a coach that had the integrity and the right to speak up. Their concerns are for their own good and not for the good of our children. This is supposed to be about what's best for our children. Any organization who puts themselves in front of the people they lead, denies the truth to the public and physically threatens those that have the right to speak up does not deserve to stand. Enough is enough.
JUST GET US A SKATEPARK!
FACT - If you carry a knife you are more likely to get injured yourself. Don't carry a knife and you your friends and family are less likely to be injured.
There have been deaths and injuries due to knife crime in Slough, people have lost friends and relatives and the community is suffering.
Sign up to our anti knife crime pledge and show that you don't want knives in Slough and you wont carry one.
The pledge will be publicized to show that we don't want knives in Slough. The pledge is the outcome of consultation with young people from Slough by the community groups Aik Saath and Swipe Music.
The Philippines is considered to be a highly mineralized area, with geological estimates showing that 8.5 million hectares of land could still be explored and mined. Many of these lands fall within traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples.
The Philippines has around 140 indigenous ethno-linguistic groups representing 15 to 20 percent of the country's total population. Indigenous Peoples are present in 50 of the Philippines' 78 provinces. According to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous People: "They have continuously lived as communities in communally bounded and defined territories, which left occupied from time immemorial."
In its 2004-2010 Medium-Term Development Plan, the Philippines Government stipulated specific divisions for Indigenous Peoples, such as Ancestral Domain Reform, including the implementation of free, prior and informed consent, the provision of assistance in the formulation and implementation of ancestral domain sustainable development and protections plans (ADSDPPs) and integration of the ADSDPPs in all local development plans.
Furthermore, the plan commits to giving preferential access to social assistance, social protection and safety nets, and delivery of socio-economic services to vulnerable groups, including Indigenous Peoples.
In June 2007, student council leaders from each of the Fargo-Moorhead area High Schools got together and formed the Metro Student Council Ambassadors.
As a group, they wanted to do something big, something to highlight their senior year of high school. A couple of phone calls, lots of donations and few espressos later, Fill The Dome was born. The goal? Fill the entire floor of the Fargodome (80,000 sq. ft) with food for local food pantries.
This year, Fill the Dome is in its third year of operation and students are even more motivated to do something great. The goals for this years event are: 75 tons of food, $75,000, and 7,500 signatures of awareness for hunger.
Join us as we establish a New World System, that truly project the real meaning of "democracy" in the world, where every child have the opportunity to thrive, regardless of the ethnic or economic background, geographical location, gender or sexual orientation.
A world that is inclusive of elders and youth being protected by proper health systems, care of individuals in all communities around the world, the care of our land and animal kingdom, that is for the enjoyment of "all people".
The present world structure has been established through fundamentalist religion, Judaism (Jewish male dominated rulership), Christianity (European male dominated rulership) and Islam (Arab/Middle Eastern male dominated rulership), that perpetuate the so called "Superior Culture" that rules the world, and is in the contest of winning the leadership based on "material gain" called "capitalism" in the form of natural resources, i.e., oil, gold, diamond, etc., and human slavery for profit and to win a game by "brut force, through war".
A system that continues to perpetuate denial of human rights of women and children, creating abusive situations, regardless of ethnicity, through rampant sexual assault (a number one tool used in war, to defeat the so called "enemy", the so called "other"), unjust child labor, majority of women in the role of sub servitude at the mercy of the "male dominated" society across the world, inclusive of the so called "Free world", "America" through Fundamentalist Religionists, Right and Left winged politics and the power through the monetary system created as a tool in dividing the world in different so called "classes, i.e., 1st class, second class, third class citizens". In God's kingdom there is only "one class of citizenship" those who all are living an abundant life, based on the Promise of the Universal System we find in such wisdom teachings as Genesis 1 in the Holy Scripture, promised to all inhabitants.
Our petition is to advocate a New World Order through a "Heart centered" Universal System, that is inclusive of all spiritual disciplines that advocate and promote the true equality of all of humanity based on the one ruling principle, "that all of humanity is created in the image and likeness of God" (whatever we may call this image), that every human being is a part of the whole, and deserve justice and liberty based on the factor that everyone on earth is worthy to be on the planet and it is enough provided for us all when we have a "heart centered" focus. Through a "heart-centered" social order, we are aware that the Creator, created all of us in the image and likeness of this Holy Order, and everything created is GOOD!
We believe this same message is also backed up in the Egyptian Kemetic Philosophical teachings, Judaism, Hinduism, etc., all are part of this Spiritual Universe,and regardless of what Spiritual disciplines are practiced, all participants are promised the fruits from the Tree of Life, just because EVERY SOUL on EARTH is part of the Universal Source.
Drastic cuts to The City of Edinburgh's Community Learning & Development service will mean.....
More Community Centres CLOSED
More Voluntary Organisations CLOSED
More cuts to Youth & Children's Groups
More cuts to Adult Education.
There are proposed plans to move five Borough Administrators’ from their current youth centres /young people’s centres in Staines, Shepperton, Stanwell, Sunbury and Ashford to one location, Shepperton. One person will be made redundant but it could be more due to new, less flexible working hours and the implications of a new work location which is harder to access. As they say ‘If it isn’t broke don’t fix it’.
Although the five centres will remain open there won't be the on the site presence and expertise there is currently.
Surrey youth service stands to lose some very hard working and experienced staff for a very small saving on total hours.
In the current economic climate and the government’s focus on youth services we surely can’t afford to lose such good people all for the sake of having them all in one place?
Please show your support by signing below and pass onto anyone else you know who maybe interested in showing their support.
Many thanks for your kind support which is very much appreciated by the affected staff and their families.
The Sweetwater County Commissioners have cut their portion of the funding to the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Office and will be closing all of the programs it offers to the county, including the local 4-H program.
The 4-H program has for generations, provided programs to the children of Sweetwater County, as well as contributing most of the exhibits and livestock at the Sweetwater County Fair. Children can participate in projects ranging from raising livestock such as beef, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry and rabbits to leadership, robotics, shooting sports, gardening, and many more.
Please help us keep this funding for the youth of Sweetwater County.
SeeingGrowth.com is a website that challenges people of all types to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of positive growth.
We are looking to help create some awareness around a program they have, called Label Me Royalty. It is a written and visual tribute, to the voices of our younger generation and the reasons that they should be referred to as our future leaders.
This tribute is created by our younger generation for all generations. It is an amazing account of the feelings of younger generation, the voices of our young people, the visions of our young people, and a way for adults to assist our younger generation to reach their goals and understand the underlying issues that they are facing.
It is a quarterly series which highlights the talents and the struggles of the next generation. We think it is very important that people get to see the positive images of young people in America from their own perspective, and we think that it will help to increase positive expression from our younger generation across the country.
We are looking for adults to spread the word about this program to the youth in their lives. We're also looking to connect with any online blogs and websites that would be willing to do a feature on the program or add a link to receive more information. We think if more people knew about it, they would like it.
We think this program for the youth, and our communities, alone is powerful. We would love to get your support here.
Think you might be able to help?
Let us know by getting further information from the link above, by signing the petition, and spreading the word.
The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.
I. RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LIFE
1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful.
4. Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations.
II. ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY
5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth's ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.
8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.
III. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
IV. DEMOCRACY, NONVIOLENCE, AND PEACE
13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
14. Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.
We made a facebook page to promote the Emergency Service Cadets in Queensland to be told that we have to shut it down because it's against policy.
Why should we shut it down its not like its bad or anything we are only advertising we are not using anyone's names we are just promoting cadets so we can get more adult leaders and cadets!
90. Save DSpot
DSpot known to the youth of Texarkana, Dekalb, New Boston and surrounding areas as a teen club. It is a place where they can go and not have to worry about getting in trouble, violence, nor bad influences. There is absolutely no fighting, no drinking, no smoking, and no hanging out in the parking lot. The teens have a dress code to go by just as schools do. No gang related clothes worn into the club such as bandanas and boys must have shirts on at all times.
It’s a teen club that Ricky Blackwell uses to encourage adolescence to think positive and strive for their goals. He promotes good behavior and positive thinking for ones actions. He shows them that there is more to life itself than hanging out at all times of the night, drinking and doing drugs. He is a positive influence to Texarkana and the youth of today, tomorrow, and the future. Since the club has opened, there has not been any kind of negative activity. No fights have broken out...