The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-NET) is a registered non-profit and public benefit organisation in South Africa (031-323-NPO, PBO 930015296), running in terms of its own Constitution. CYC-NET is also approved by the South African Revenue Service to be exempt from paying taxes and duties [Section 10(1) (cN) of the Act]. Furthermore, as an approved public benefit organisation, donations to CYC-NET made inside the Republic of South Africa are tax deductable in the hands of the donors [Section 18A(1)(a)].
The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-NET) also receives donations through the CYC-Net International Education Fund (USA). Money from this fund is used to support CYC-Net international education in making available CYC resources as well as supporting networking and CYC training worldwide. Donations* received from inside the USA qualify under the 501(c)(3) non-profit tax code and may be deducted from federal income taxes depending on your personal tax situation. Donors in the USA will receive a letter acknowledging their donation.
CYC-Net is often described as the most valuable child and youth care resource in the world. It serves thousands of unique users every year and has hundreds of thousands of page views each year.
CYC-Net is unique. It is the coming together of people, ideas and critical thought from the broadest possible spectrum in the child and youth care field. It's a place to share, a place to hang out, a place to meet, a place to share, and a place to learn.
One of the pillars on which CYC-Net was founded is that it is provided as open access to the end-user.
You will find limited advertising on CYC-Net. It's not that we don't like advertising. We do. But we like to think that "a little goes a long way".
* Please note that only DONATIONS are tax deductible. Goods or services purchased through CYC-Net eg. membership fees or subscriptions do not qualify as donations.
Maintaining the ICT infrastructure which stores the extensive library of more than 40,000 pages of practical and essential reading for our field.
Producing the online journal available every month, now offered as an e-book which is unique in the field — and access to all back issues.
Regular CYC-related news updates
Updated at least every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a news page about our field, a report, an opinion piece, a reading extract, regular features, press releases, links to relevant sites, an interesting page from our archives, a weekly podcast – and even a cartoon!
The Learning Zone Network
Maintaining 50 online modules offering 250 hours of directed learning, covering theoretical and practical themes of direct relevance to child and youth care practice. See www.tlzn.org
The CYC-Net Discussion Group
With over 4000 members, a lot of time and effort is involved in ensuring this monitored discussion list enables connections between practitioners, students, teachers, supervisors, trainers and managers throughout the world.
We run a tight ship! CYC-Net employs a COO, an administrative member of staff, and a part-time content gathere. Everything else CYC-Net provides is achieved through largely volunteer efforts! So when you access CYC-Net, please pause and think about how others have contributed to your continuing professional development through these efforts.
The CYC-NET Constitution lists three important items about membership and funds:
CYC-Net is open to all
All people interested or involved in the field of child and youth care are welcome to participate in its discussions and make use of the web site.
CYC-Net was developed with the intention of supporting those who work professionally with children and youth. Often, these people are isolated and unsupported in geographically underserved and dispersed parts of the world, where access to libraries and low salary levels frequently prevents them from accessing any training whatsoever. It is only through voluntary subscriptions by universities, colleges, training facilities, service organisations and individuals that CYC-Net continues to provide this valuable resource serving the learning needs of the wider Child and Youth Care community.
Those who provide a voluntary contribution/subscription here will be able to participate more fully in CYC-NET's affairs (e.g. nominate Board members, vote at meetings, receive reports, etc.)
3. CYC-NET can receive subscriptions and donations
Membership Fees and donations
Because of the international nature of CYC-NET and the wide diversity in our members -
1. Fees and Donation options are price-tagged in US dollars. This currency is universally understood and gives a common basis for calculation.
2. Members and donors may choose a price range which is comfortable for them. An Associate Member (Individual) may choose, for example, a $15, a $30 or a $50 price tag for Associate Membership.*
* Note that international exchange rates differ so widely that $20 may be a reasonable fee for a developed country, but may be quite out of reach for a member living within a developing economy.
This is the most convenient method. It also allows you to set up a regular monthly contribution to CYC-NET. Go here to donate or to pay a subscription.
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P.O. Box 23199, Claremont, 7735 South Africa
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