Every youth should be engaged everywhere throughout every community all of the time.
Youth engagement encourages communities to use assets already in place. Unleashing the POWER and PURPOSE of youth can improve families, organizations, communities and our world. Ultimately, when youth and adults work together in partnerships, everyone can have more meaningful, sustainable and healthy lives. By transforming roles for youth throughout society, young people can see how they are key and irreplaceable people, and everyone benefits when they are engaged.
Youth matter to everyone—they define us, challenge us, bring us together and are part of everyones story. Young people help build our identities and our communities. They create hope, opportunity and possibility, and when youth/adult partnerships happen, we all can feel at home. Youth explain our past, show us the present, and serve as the foundation of our future.
Youth voice can show us that our world is growing, innovating, and thriving. However, when youth are disengaged, the future is disrupted. The Freechild Project knows that youth engagement means social change that creates strong families, growing communities, and stimulates a vibrant future. Discover why youth should change the world.
Since 2001, The Freechild Project has been using our research, programs, publications and practice to promote youth engagement and challenge adultism. Freechild offers…
- Training for youth and adults
- Tools including books, guides, reports and more, and
- Technical assistance including consulting and evaluation
If you are a young person, we offer dozens of FREE tools to inspire and assist you in taking action! If you are an adult ally to children and youth, we support you too, with free information as well as other services and tools. We support youth, adults, organizations and agencies looking to engage young people in change the world. For more information, contact us.
What We Support
Whether you are volunteering with a community group, working in a nonprofit, serving through a government agency, or creating a better home for your family, youth engagement can help you do what you do better. Freechild defines youth engagement like this:
Youth engagement is anything that any young person forms a sustainable connection with inside or around themselves.
Freechild believes the major barrier to youth engagement is adultism. Today, we help nonprofits, community groups, government agencies and others face adultism and build youth engagement. Freechild defines adultism like this:
Adultism is bias towards adults that results in discrimination against youth, and the addiction to adults our society is built on.
Learn about The Freechild Project’s Training opportunities!
For more information, contact us.