Freechild Project youth protest in Seattle

Youth Engagement for Youth as Advocates

When young people stand for their beliefs and understand the impact of their voices, they can represent their families and communities with pride, courage, and

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Check Your Perspective exercise by The Freechild Project

Youth Engagement 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

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Freechild Project adult ally teaching youth media making skills

Youth as 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

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SoundOut Student Voice Team in Seattle

Youth Engagement through Grantmaking and Philanthropy

Youth in philanthropy identify funding, distribute grants, evaluate effectiveness, and conduct other parts of the process involved in grant-making. When communities create opportunities for youth as grantmakers and

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Students in the SoundOut Summer Camp in Seattle

Youth Engagement through Lobbying

Influencing policy-makers, legislators, politicians, and the people who work for them are among the activities for youth as lobbyists. With their unique insights, passion and

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