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Youth + Social Change through Youth Recruiters

Youth building excitement, sharing motivation, or otherwise helping their communities or people to get involved, create change, or make all sorts of things happen can happen through youth as recruiters. Engaging youth as recruiters must mean more than simply propping them up for some adult-led, adult-driven activities. Instead, it should be part of a larger process designed […]

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Youth Engagement through Entrepreneurship

When youth recognize a problem or challenge in the world, they can use entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to organize, create, and manage activities that change the world. Engaging youth as entrepreneurs can help build economic and cultural value as young people learn skills and develop knowledge that contributes to their communities in unique ways. Don’t ask yourself what […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Workers

When organizations, businesses, agencies, and other groups hire youth, they can be staff members in programs for adults, other youth, children, or for the community at large. Engaging youth as workers can be an empowering opportunity for them, and an enriching activity in the workplace. To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Mentors

Mentoring should be a non-hierarchical relationship between youth and adults, adults and youth, or among youth themselves, that helps facilitate learning and guidance for each participant. Roles for youth as mentors can position them as equitable partners with adults who work together to build skills, share knowledge and transform communities in mutually engaging, intentional relationships. Ways for […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth as Decision-Makers

Through formal and informal decision-making, youth as decision-makers are engaged in making powerful, meaningful and substantive choices, decisions and determinations that affect themselves, their peers, their communities, and the world. A lot of youth-focused activities, organizations, and programs are run by adults. However, anytime adults are charged with managing programs for children or youth they must take […]