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Youth Advocacy

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Street Law strives not only to educate young people about the law, but to empower them to take an active role in the civic affairs of their schools, communities, and countries.  Our youth advocacy programs teach young people how to identify problems and make positive change in their lives and the lives of others. 


Breakfast with a Legend

Street Law’s Breakfast with a Legend program is a rewarding way for legal organizations of all sizes to give back to their communities by empowering young people through law-related education. In a series of classroom visits, participating attorneys, paralegals, and Legends — local leaders from law-related professions who have contributed... Read more

Closing the Gap

An initiative in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. to teach African American youths about the importance of civil rights history, its impact on their rights and responsibilities, and how they can be active, engaged members of their communities. Read more

Community Works

Community Works combines education and action to reduce teen victimization and to get youth involved in their communities. This curriculum is appropriate for volunteers with little teaching experience or limited time for lesson planning. The two-volume set is full of highly interactive activities that build leadership and communication skills.... Read more

Youth Act!

The Youth Act!® program teaches young people how to advocate for meaningful change in their communities.  Using the advocacy process as a guide, youths design and participate in a community problem-solving project. Read more

Youth Act!® Student Text

First edition, 2003 Details

Books Not Bars DVD

2003 (DVD, 23 minutes, 6 .pdf lesson plans) Details