Students in the SoundOut Summer Camp in Seattle

Internalized Adultism

Internalized adultism is the deeply personal attitude of children, youth and adults that is biased towards adults. In his booklet called, Adults as Allies, [PDF] Barry

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Adultism is 1) Bias towards adults; 2) Addiction to adults; 3) Discrimination against youth

Introduction to Adultism

Definition of Adultism There are three parts to the complete definition of adultism, from Adam Fletcher’s book Facing Adultism: Adultism is favoring adults by dismissing

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Social Justice Links

The Freechild Project focuses on youth changing the world. Our theory of change focuses on youth engagement throughout the world around them, in meaningful, empowering relationships that

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Freechild Project retreat participants in Seattle, Washington

Convenient and Inconvenient Youth Voice

Many well-meaning adults who advocate for youth engagement too often consider only those elements of the younger population with which they are familiar. This is

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Adam Fletcher facilitating at a Freechild Project summer program

Adult Perspectives of Youth

Successful youth engagement depends on developing mature, respectful relationships between the generations. This model illustrates a continuum of adult perspectives of youth, starting at apathy

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