Spectrum of Youth Action

In order to understand the breadth and ability of youth to change the world, we have to understand what exactly is happening through youth action. Over the course of working with hundreds of organizations across North America in the last 20 years, Freechild Institute has learned, listened and led dozens of projects focused on youth […]

Adultism in the Law

This is an article about adultism in the polices, rules and laws that govern towns, cities, states, provinces and nations.

Citywide Youth Engagement Strategies

Transforming a city—one that is likely complex and has been in place for centuries—into a place that engages all youth everywhere all the time can be difficult. Questions commonly raised by youth and adults looking to foster citywide youth engagement strategies include: Who should be engaged? What should our youth engagement strategy look like? How […]

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 […]

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. […]