Resources and Publications
Here are some useful resources and publications...
Empowered for Success
Empowered for Success is a how-to guide for churches and nonprofit organizations interested in starting an afterschool academic mentoring program in their community. The handbook walks leaders through the program from start up to delivery, everything from drafting a vision statement to building strong relationships with key stakeholders. Empowered for Success includes ready-to-use forms and relevant paperwork to simplify program administration. Content throughout the handbook emphasizes program quality and sustainability and draws from World Vision's more than 20 years of experience leading the afterschool program KidREACH. Learn more...
Empowered to MOVE!
What is an advocate?
What needs do I see?
What difference can I make?
What good am I willing to do?
Readers will discover the answer to these questions and more as they walk their way through World Vision's new Empowered to Move workbook - an exciting new resource produced by U.S. Programs alongside youth participants from the Youth Empowerment Program.
Primarily written for (and by) a youth audience, the hands-on interactive guide challenges, equips, and empowers young people to be change agents for their community as well as the world. It's the perfect gift for engaging a family member, your youth pastor, or even a church partner in a conversation about our work at World Vision. Pick up a copy for someone you know, or even for yourself - you might be surprised by what you discover about your own advocacy path! Learn more...
Make Your Mark
A Community Training Curriculum for Middle School Students
Make Your Mark educates middle school youth in transformational leadership development, civic engagement, and advocacy. Transformational leadership development encourages youth to discuss and identify their own strengths and reflect on their feelings and experiences in their neighborhood. Civic engagement is developed as youth learn that their voice counts, and are given the opportunity to use its practiced when they reflect on the various ways they can use their gifts and skills to make a difference. Youth develop advocacy skills through the creation and execution of an advocacy project. Five two-hour training sessions give participants the tools to support them on a journey toward becoming an agent of change in their
community, the nation and the world. Learn more...
Understanding God's Heart for Justice
A Devotional for Young People
Understanding God's Heart for Justice provides an opportunity for young people to reflect on and embrace God's call to live a life of justice. This 10-lesson devotional includes study, reflection, discussion, and prayer inviting youth to explore justice and peace as a way of life, and a means for deeper communion with God and all of God's people. Learn more...