IAP2 USA is pleased to host our first fundraiser to benefit USA student scholarships! The fundraiser will be held at the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference in Portland as a silent auction of items donated by chapters, businesses and generous attendees like you.
Supporting students encourages student membership, relationships with universities, research in the field, and the ongoing vitality and sustainability of our organization. Thank you for considering supporting this great cause.
The theme, “What’s Brewing in P2?”, has already inspired donations of bags of coffee beans with mugs and dog treats made with beer. Your donation could be “brewing” related, unique to your geographic community …or anything at all. Having a variety of items for conference attendees to bid on will help make the conference more fun and the fundraiser a greater success. Perhaps your company would like to put something together to gain a little marketing benefit as well. Or perhaps your chapter would like to show North America something special about your local culture.
Ready to help? Email your contribution idea to Darlene Garrett firstname.lastname@example.org and bring your silent auction donation with you to the conference!
Thank you so much for your help!
IAP2 USA Board Member
More and more today, students want to be involved in things that better our world. Being a part of IAP2 provides excellent opportunities to do just that. So we want to hear and learn from you: what do students want to do with IAP2? How can you help? How can things change? What are the opportunities that are available?
Join us Tuesday, March 31, with a special free webinar on IAP2 for Students. Francesca Patricolo, founder of SP2 Affinity Groups (Students for Public Participation) and a member of the IAP2 USA Board, and Anne Harding, President of IAP2 Canada, along with some current student members, will answer questions about student engagement and the benefits of being part of IAP2 on both sides of the border.
All across the USA, student interest in IAP2 is growing –and it’s no wonder! Savvy students who used IAP2 to network, improve their skills, and land jobs are spreading the word like no other. Practitioners are some of the first to tell us they appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that student members bring to our organizations and that students and practitioners have much to learn from each other.
In this webinar, IAP2 USA and Canada will show students how to take full advantage of their memberships right away. Learn what starting a public participation student group at your university can do for you and how you can get involved with our mentorship programs. That’s right – SPOILER ALERT- IAP2 USA will make a special announcement on the webinar about the launch of their brand new mentorship program in light of Canada’s own success!
Speakers include Francesca Patricolo, founder of SP2 Affinity Groups (Students for Public Participation) and IAP2 USA Board Member, Anne Harding, IAP2 Canada President … and you. We would love to hear from you about what else IAP2 could do for student members and what you think students could do to help make it happen.
Join us and connect with students across our countries who share our passion for P2. Spread the word to students you know to join us on Tuesday, March 31, 3-4:30pm (Eastern)!
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PRACTITIONERS – By Francesca Patricolo
The Language of Online Leadership: Gender and Youth Engagement on the Internet
Kim Ferriman, Vanderbilt University
“A widespread fear exists that young people are losing a sense of the importance of community involvement. Youth organizations worry that young people see themselves less and less as stakeholders in public life, take a decreasing responsibility for their communities, and possess a diminished ability to lead and work with others toward common interests (Delli Carpini, 2000; Flanagan, 2004; Lerner, 2004).”
“These results reassure us that young people can be civically engaged and community minded, while indicating that these concepts themselves may change through contact with the next generation.”
Youth Conferences as a Context for Engagement
S. Mark Pancer, Linda Rose-Krasnor, and Lisa Loiselle, Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement
“In this article, we provide a definition and conceptual framework for youth engagement, discuss some of the developmental outcomes associated with engagement, and then describe how youth conferences can foster the engagement process.”