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Start Anywhere and Go Everywhere

Do we need more special opportunities for particular youth to change the world? In these years of Freechild, we’ve discovered many youth engagement activities are merely opportunities for young people who are already privileged to exercise their privilege. Instead of making more opportunities for engaged youth to become more engaged, the Freechild Institute promotes the […]

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Creating a Youth Engagement Map

When we’re planning for youth engagement, its important to have a vision, dream big and hope for the absolute best. Its vital to hold out for the most positive, powerful outcomes no matter what the odds, and to stick our necks out. However, to do that best we should put youth engagement plans on paper […]

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Youth Action Planning

Do you want to take action with young people? Children, youth and adults around the world are working together more than ever to make a difference. It can be hard figuring out the process though! After almost 20 years of launching youth action projects around the world, Freechild thinks we should share what we’ve learned. […]

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Quotes about Critical Pedagogy

Critical pedagogy┬áis a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning, as it strives to create an equitable, just and fair world through the radical facilitation of social justice within communities of learners. A growing tradition among youth engagement facilitators, critical pedagogy is sometimes referred to as problem-posing education or popular education. Following are some quotes related […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Popular Education

Creating spaces for youth and popular education can support dynamic, powerful and just opportunities for social justice, youth empowerment and community engagement. Popular education is a way of facilitating learning that moves youth from being recipients towards becoming fully equal partners. Brazilian educator Paulo Freire taught that this approach can build learners’ beliefs they can change […]