John Amicucci on Boys’ & Girls' Towns of Italy: Empowering Children through Democracy by john_amicucci

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New York-based construction executive John Amicucci supports a number of organizations, especially those that support the Italian-American community and at-risk youth and families. Among these, Mr. Amicucci supports Boys’ & Girls' Towns of Italy, a youth development organization that works with migrants, refugees of war, and homeless youth in Italy. The organization provides these young people with the tools and support to become responsible, independent adults.

The organization empowers youth through a democratic decision-making process. Participants elect a council of their peers and put all decisions—whether they concern major issues or what film to rent on a Friday night—up to a democratic vote. The process teaches responsibility and how to operate as part of a community.

The organization also offers training in a variety of vocations and helps young people develop skills that they can use in the workforce. Seeking to expose youth to culture and new experiences, it offers programs in the arts and sports.

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									  John Amicucci on Boys’ & Girls' Towns of Italy: Empowering Children through
                                   Democracy



New York-based construction executive John Amicucci supports a number of organizations, especially
those that support the Italian-American community and at-risk youth and families. Among these, Mr.
Amicucci supports Boys’ & Girls' Towns of Italy, a youth development organization that works with
migrants, refugees of war, and homeless youth in Italy. The organization provides these young people
with the tools and support to become responsible, independent adults.

The organization empowers youth through a democratic decision-making process. Participants elect a
council of their peers and put all decisions—whether they concern major issues or
what film to rent on a Friday night—up to a democratic vote. The process teaches
responsibility and how to operate as part of a community.

The organization also offers training in a variety of vocations and helps young people
develop skills that they can use in the workforce. Seeking to expose youth to culture
and new experiences, it offers programs in the arts and sports.

								
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