Category Archives: 40 Developmental Assets

April’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference Recalibrated Sessions

 April – Youth & Community Engagement

Webinar: Youth Engagement: An Essential Element of Nonprofits

April 13 at 6 p.m. – Register

In this webinar, we will explore how nonprofits are uniquely positioned to develop our most precious community resource, our young people, while adding energy, leadership succession and sustainability to the organizations. You will learn practical tips and strategies to engage youth effectively for the benefit of the young people and your organization.

Member Mastermind

April 20 at 3 p.m. – Register

We are all in this together!

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”― John Lennon At this time in history, it is more important than ever that we join forces and share resources – both human and material. It increases the impact and reach of the efforts and makes us think about what… Continue Reading

Little Ukulele Makes Mighty Impact

Little Ukulele Makes Mighty Impact

What do ukuleles, the U.P. and kids have in common? If you answered “Yooper Uke Week,” give yourself a point. If you answered “They all hold a special place in Linda’s heart,” give yourself two. Hiawatha Music Co-op recently sponsored the second annual Yooper Uke Week which celebrates the small, but mighty, ukulele which has… Continue Reading

Youth Building Assets in Dickinson and Iron Counties

Earlier this school year in Dickinson and Iron Counties the 18th Annual Youth Asset Celebration was held. This event was held to review the results of the Profiles of Student Life:  Attitudes and Behaviors survey from the Search Institute.  Students from six different schools from these counties, along with two from Northern Wisconsin, met to… Continue Reading

Youth on Nonprofit Boards

With a name like Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that our organization has young people on its board of directors. However, you might be surprised to know just how much our youth board members contribute. Out of 15 board members, currently three are under age 18. The… Continue Reading

A Look at Mental Health – Part 2

Earlier this year, the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula received a grant from the Michigan Health Fund Foundation to address the mental health needs of children and adolescents. CFUP will fund multiple projects for nonprofit organizations and schools to increase access to mental health services, connect schools and communities in expanding these services and… Continue Reading

Spreading Youth Development Awesome Sauce, One Giant Octopus at a Time

Spreading Youth Development Awesome Sauce, One Giant Octopus at a Time

I saw the coolest story on the NBC News the other night. It was about the three Bartz brothers, ages 17 to 21, from New Brighton, Minnesota who build a giant snow sculpture each year in front of their family’s home. They recently put in over 500 hours together creating an octopus whose icy tentacles… Continue Reading