Helping young people participate in change

As many of you will well know, aside from these processings here on issues of mission, leadership, politics, theology, and philosophy, I am also the Executive director for a youth work organization in Geneva Switzerland. Today, while doing a radio interview about our upcoming project to Kosovo, I had a re-epiphany: I do believe that through empowering youth, we can see the world become a better and more diffferent place for the future.
In my interview, I discussed how at the heart, our objectives as an organization was enable young people to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, the world around them, and to begin to think practically how who they are could make a transforming difference in the world.
Leaving the interview (which if I can get a copy of I will post here), i really felt even more conviction to work hard at helping teens to make it through the adolescent years by forming healthy and sustainable habits for life in the ages to come. For some, these include all matters of habits (social, physical, mental and spiritual), for others, it will mean just being a healthier more responsible person.
If you know of anyone interested in partnering with us as Interyouth, YFC Geneva, Altitude, or Link please let me know by emailing here.
I can make peace on earth
With my own two hands
And I can clean up the earth
Oh- with my own two hands
And I can reach out to you
Oh- with my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands
Oh- with my own
Oh- with my own two hands

Ben Harper