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Youth + Social Change through Evaluation

Engaging youth as evaluators Assessing and evaluating the effects of programs, classes, activities, and projects can promote Youth Voice in powerful ways. Young people can learn that their opinions are important, and their experiences are valid indicators of success. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard Ways Youth […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Specialists

Envisioning roles for youth to teach youth is relatively easy; seeing new roles for youth to teach adults is more challenging. Youth as specialists bring expert knowledge about particular subjects to programs and organizations, enriching everyone’s ability to be more effective. Ways for Youth + Social Change through Youth Specialists Youth as Cultural Liaisons — Youth […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth as Advisors

When youth advise adults they provide genuine knowledge, wisdom, and ideas to each other, adults, organizations, institutions, communities, and other locations and activities that affect them and their world at large. Engaging youth as advisors requires adults to move beyond simply treating youth like puppies to be trained! It means meaningfully, substantively and truly engaging young people and […]

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Youth Engagement through Youth as Designers

Youth participate in creating intentional, strategic plans for an array of activities, including curriculum, building construction, youth and community programs, and more. Engaging youth as designers can lead to more authentic learning, programming, and organizations. Designing programs, organizations, communities, campaigns, art and other activities are all powerful ways youth as designers can change the world. How to Engage […]

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Youth + Social Change through Youth Teachers

Facilitating learning for themselves, other youth, adults, or children, youth can be teachers of small and large groups in all kinds of topics. Youth as teachers can facilitate learning, activities and reflection for their peers, children and adults of all ages on all sorts of topics. Education is the property of no one. It belongs to […]