Youth Engagement with Adults
Young people live in an adult world. Youth and adults constantly interact, react and have transactions with each other. Reliant on adults for basic needs, advanced needs, and most wants in-between, for a long time children and youth were forced to accept whatever adults gave them. However, more than ever before, adults are recognizing that young…
Youth Engagement in Youth Infusion
The term youth infusion was coined by expert and Freechild Project advisor Wendy Lesko, who says the term summarizes “where young people are involved in every conceivable way — as volunteers and paid community organizers, as facilitators and trainers, as conference planners, and as full-fledged members on a board of directors.”
The Freechild Institute Youth Voice Toolkit
Use the Freechild Institute Youth Voice Toolkit to find some of the tools, examples and resources we have created for young people to change the world in positive, powerful ways!
Introduction to Youth/Adult Partnerships
The Freechild Institute works with nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations to support equitable youth/adult partnerships to improve communities, learning and empowerment for everyone.
Facing Adultism by Adam Fletcher
Discover a grim reality facing all children and youth today called adultism. Do you feel like society treats young people poorly? Does youth empowerment appeal to you? In Facing Adultism, renowned educator Adam Fletcher talks straight about discrimination against young people, and pulls no punches as he lays out the realities of adultism today. Originally…
Structural adultism may be apparent in any instance of systemic bias where formalized limitations or demands are placed on people simply because of their young age. These limitations are often reinforced through physical force or police actions. This is increasingly seen as a form of gerontocracy, explained by James Carville when he wrote, “This is…
Finding Resources to Change the World
The following questions are designed to help you explore why, what, how, and where you can find the resources you need to change the world. Give careful thought to why and when you need these resources.
Youth Engagement with Racism
Youth engagement with racism are wound together, depending on each other to unravel the pain, hurt and despicable enduring nature of racism.
Youth Engagement in Youth-Led Activism
An approach that intentionally trains young people in community organizing and advocacy, youth-led activism also assists children and youth in putting these skills to action in order to alter power relations and create meaningful change throughout their communities.
Youth Engagement in Youth Involvement
Youth involvement provides opportunities for young people to participate in the activities, projects, programs, organizations, strategies and initiatives throughout society.