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The Case for Youth Involvement. Youth involvement. Identify Your Audience. Research The Case. Find Documentation. Identify The Issues And Facts. Input Red Cross Story. Everyone should have a voice in the Red Cross. Youth Involvement: History. Identify Your Audience. Research

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Youth involvement

Identify Your Audience

Research

The Case

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Documentation

Identify The Issues And Facts

Input Red Cross Story

Everyone should have a voice in the Red Cross


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Youth Involvement: History

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In 1884, six children put on a play that raised over 50 dollars that they donated to the American Red Cross. Red Cross. The money was used to aid a family victimized by the severe Midwestern flood. The young volunteers were dubbed the “Little Six.”


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What is youth involvement?

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  • Involving youth and young adults in all aspects of the Red Cross (service delivery, leadership, governance)

  • Youth and young adults = age 24 and younger

    • Youth: 18 and under

    • Young Adult: 19-24

  • Young people under age 25 make up 29% of all Red Cross volunteers!


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What is youth involvement?

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Youth involvement does not mean an expensive, separate youth program

Youth involvement is not just for chapters who already do everything very well

We can build our chapter through youth involvement!


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Diversity

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  • People choosing the “some other race” category to describe themselves have the youngest median age (24.6). Approximately 97 percent of people choosing “some other race” were Hispanic.

  • Other groups

    • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (27.5)

    • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (28.0)

    • Black or African American alone (30.2)

    • Asian alone (32.7)

    • White alone (37.7)


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Facts:

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  • Young people require some degree of special recruitment and treatment as volunteers

    • Liability

    • Opportunities to socialize

    • Accommodations for school schedules


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What can young people do in the Red Cross?

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  • Disaster Services

    • Participate in disaster drills.

  • Health & Safety Services

    • Teach first aid and CPR.

  • International Services

    • Raise money for the Measles Initiative.

  • Blood Services

    • Make reminder calls.

  • AFES

    • Write to troops.


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Business case

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Two-thirds of adult volunteers began volunteering when they were young.

Adults who began volunteering as youth are twice as likely to volunteer as those who did not volunteer when they were younger.

In every income and age group, those who volunteered as youth gave and volunteered more than those who did not.


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About 55% of young people volunteer, almost twice the rate of adults.


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My American Red Cross Story

My American Red Cross Story

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