Making Caring Common
Raising kids who care about others and the common good.
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Research + Initiatives

Making Caring Common leads a number of research projects and initiatives. From working directly with schools and teachers to spearheading national campaigns, we strive to make caring more common in all of our programming.

 

Making Caring Common leads a number of research projects and initiatives. From working directly with schools and teachers to spearheading national campaigns, we strive to make caring more common in all of our programming.

 

 

Youth Advisory Board

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Help us amplify youth voices and perspectives.

Making Caring Common’s Youth Advisory Board is a diverse group of high school students from across the country who are committed to making schools more caring and respectful places through everyday interactions. Members guide our understanding of and help devise solutions to the most pressing moral issues and social challenges of their peer groups, such as bullying and exclusion. They provide feedback on our ideas, share their thoughts on current events, and make sure we’re on the right track when communicating information to young people.

We are looking for young people with the following characteristics:

  • Passion for making their school and community more kind and inclusive

  • Creativity about ways to connect with young people

  • Ability to inspire other youth and adults to action

  • Excellent communication and organization skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to the following values: caring, responsibility toward others, and justice

We are particularly interested in including young people who are not typically identified as leaders in their schools, those who may be socially marginalized, and those who represent minority groups within their school community.

 
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Program contact
Glenn Manning
glenn_manning@gse.harvard.edu

Note: Applications for 2018-19 have closed.

 

 
Serving on the Harvard Youth Advisory Board was one of the best experiences of my teen life.
— Former Youth Advisory Board member
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Youth Advisory Board for?

High school students living in the United States are eligible to participate.

 

How does the YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD work?

Members of the Youth Advisory Board serve one-year terms. They participate in monthly meetings in the evenings via video conference. Board members help guide our understanding or pressing moral issues and social challenges, provide feedback on our ideas, share their thoughts on current events, and make sure we’re on the right track when communicating information to young people. At the completion of their term, members receive a certificate of service from Making Caring Common and a small gift.
 

What is the general timeline?

 

Fall 2018 
Applications due
Monthly meetings start

Winter 2019
Monthly meetings continue

Spring 2019
Monthly meetings continue

Summer 2019
Members receive of certificate of service from Making Caring Common and a small gift.

How do I SIGN UP?

Applications for 2018-19 have closed.

 

What if I still have questions?

Email Glenn Manning at glenn_manning@gse.harvard.edu