A youth organization is a type of organization that focuses on providing activities and socialization for minors. In this list, most of the organizations are international, unless otherwise stated. A youth organization can be almost as wide (or as limited) in reach as an adult organization or for the community as a whole. Youth organizations can work in local schools, churches, neighborhoods, or recreation centers.
They can operate locally, nationally or even internationally. They can be organized and led by young people themselves, or they can be developed by adults, such as coaches, ministers, or local YWCA staff. A local youth organization can also be a branch of a larger group; for example, a local coalition to reduce substance use could have a youth advisory board that offers suggestions on what they think will work to prevent young people from drinking. These include youth organizations of established parties and youth organizations with national or ideological backgrounds (such as most scout organizations), not to mention all types of national youth organizations.
Before you approach someone, you must also understand exactly what you would like them to do for your organization. These organizations provide direct services, training in organizational management, community building and civic skills, such as conflict resolution and dialogue, and create microcredit ventures to improve community self-sufficiency. Wherever they come from, what adults who create youth organizations have (or should) have in common is their commitment to young people, to helping people and to the group's goals. As a result of their ability to mobilize large groups of the world's population, youth service organizations can be powerful creators of social change.
World Youth Service Day, which is an international day of volunteering, raises awareness of the capacity of young people to give back and often transforms communities through ambitious beautification projects (World Youth Service Day). Often, these people do work related to a national organization such as the YMCA or Girl Scouts. Because of these developments, whose incipient phases can also be discerned in different archaic and historical societies, but which have not been properly studied (Nash 197), in modern societies there is also the possibility of the development of a very strong generational consciousness in general, and of its articulation in terms of youth in particular. Very often, youth organizations operate outside of schools, churches and synagogues, social service agencies, or informally from someone's home.
Everyday practices and interactions in mediating institutions, especially training institutions (schools, community youth organizations, microenterprise projects, media and culture), reinforce the principles of a political system. Whether as a concerned young person or as an interested adult, one option available to you is to start a youth organization. We refer to these organizations as mediating institutions because they create social spaces and social relationships that connect citizens of all ages with each other and with other main sectors of society (that is, youth service organizations are not a new concept, their popularity has increased in recent years). In fact, it is very interesting to note that in some of the contemporary industrial societies there is a tendency to develop a different organization based on age and generational consciousness, which come back together at the other end of life, in old age, among older people, that is, those who have retired from work.