Making A Difference

This is an unprecedented time in human history. Lend your voice and talents and shape the future you want to see unfold.


Community Trash Clean Up

This document contains instructions for how to clean up areas around you with family and/or friends.

Sunrise Movement

This youth-led climate change organization has been making headlines the past two years, most notably for being behind the push for a Green New Deal.



A collective, action-oriented group working in partnership to achieve positive outcomes for all youth, ages 9-26, so they can reach their full potential. Their goal is to build a more holistic approach to youth development; with an even stronger focus on youth voice and youth rights.

UNICEF Voices of Youth

An organization set up by UNICEF to help children from across the world exchange knowledge and ideas. Children and adolescents can explore, discuss and partner on issues related to human rights and social change, as well as develop their awareness, leadership, and community building skills.

Young Writers Project

YWP is a community of young writers and artists who create and connect online and revolves around three core areas — the website, publications, and workshops — for young people between ages 13 and 19.

Youth Lobby

A grassroots coalition of youth from across Vermont working together in partnership with our legislators, community members, nonprofits and other organizations, to affect the change younger generations are demanding.


Activism and Civic Engagement

  • Civil Discourse Online – (by Common Sense Education): Cameron Kasky, one of the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and a March for Our Lives activist, offers some lessons learned and advice for having political discussions online.
  • 10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism (by ADL) – Share these methods with students to give them an outlet for their political passions.
  • Volunteer Opportunities in Windham County– Look through a long list of opportunities to volunteer in Windham County!
  • The Backfire Effect (by the Oatmeal) – This humorous, web-based comic explains how our brains are wired to resist facts that challenge our world views. While it doesn’t offer any easy answers to this issue, it encourages us to be open to new ideas.
  • StoryCorps App – Tell your story, interview someone else.
  • Vermont Civic Challenge – This new Challenge (December to March)  to will help you learn more about your state and your country, and give you a chance to help others, as well. 

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