What is Youth Engagement?
Youth Engagement happens anytime young people choose the same thing over and over. It can include social activities, emotional states, cultural experiences, educational events, and much, much more! Anytime any young person experiences sustained connections anywhere in their life, they are engaged.
Youth engagement can happen throughout the lives of children and youth, including within themselves, in the immediate world around them, and throughout society in general.
The sustained connections young people make can be emotional, psychological, or cognitive and can happen personally and socially.
You have entered Freechild Institute’s Youth Engagement Toolkit. In this resource collection, you can find a variety of articles about a lot of issues related to youth engagement. Contact us to find what we can do for you!
Freechild Institute Youth Engagement Toolkit
by Adam F.C. Fletcher
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What Is Youth Engagement?
- What Youth Engagement is Not
- Who is Youth Engagement For?
- What Are Youth Engaged In?
- How to See Youth Engagement
- All Youth Are Already Engaged
- Why Youth Engagement Happens
- Where Youth Engagement Happens
- Recruiting Youth
- How to Engage Youth
- How to Support Youth Engagement
- How to Sustain Youth Engagement
- 111 Ways to Engage Youth
- The Cycle of Engagement
- Barriers to Youth Engagement
- Youth Engagement in Government Agencies
- Government Office of Youth Engagement
- Citywide Youth Engagement Strategies
- Systems for Youth Engagement
- Creating a Youth Engagement Map
- The Future of Youth Engagement
Does your organization or community need support to create, foster, transform, or sustain youth engagement?
You Might Like…
- The Practice of Youth Engagement by Adam Fletcher
- An Introduction to Youth Engagement in the Economy by Adam Fletcher
- A Unique Guide to Youth Engagement by Adam Fletcher
- The Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide by Adam Fletcher
Other tools are out there, too – share your thoughts in the comments below! For more information about how The Freechild Project can support youth engagement in your community or organization, contact us.