The Freechild Project defines Youth Voice as the active, distinct, and concentrated ways young people represent themselves throughout society.
The Freechild Project has been promoting Youth Voice in nonprofit organizations, schools, foundations and government agencies since it was founded in 2001.
Working with a variety of partners across the country, Freechild has learned about Youth Voice from the 1000s of young people and adult allies in our workshops and critical conversations.
Use the Table of Contents below to find some of the tools, examples and resources we have developed and collected over the years.
Youth Voice Tools
Table Of Contents
- Introduction to Youth Voice
- Youth Voice Glossary
- Assumptions Behind Youth Voice
- Principles of Authentic Youth Voice
- Measure of Social Change Led By and With Young People
- Ladder of Youth Voice
- Keys to Youth Voice
- Cycle of Youth Voice
- Guidelines for Youth Voice
- Honor Youth Voice
- Youth/Adult Relationships Spectrum
- Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for Youth Voice
- Institutionalizing Youth Voice
- The Diversity of Youth Voice
- New Roles for Youth Voice
- The Youth Voice Movement
- Discrimination Against Youth Voice
- Myths About Youth Voice
- Sustain Youth Voice
- Assessing Youth Voice
- Youth/Adult Partnerships
- Adult Allies of Youth
- The End of Youth Voice
- Youth Voice Tip Sheet
- Youth Voice Organizations
- Youth Voice Publications
Other tools are out there, too – share your thoughts in the comments below! For more information about how The Freechild Project can help support youth voice in your community or organization, contact us.