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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Freechild Project youth in New Hampshire

Youth as Planners

When planning programs, operations, activities, and other events and activities, youth can benefit nonprofits, schools, their homes, and any other institution throughout society. Engaging youth as

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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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Youth Engagement for Youth as Decision-Makers

Through formal and informal decision-making, youth as decision-makers are engaged in making powerful, meaningful and substantive choices, decisions and determinations that affect themselves, their peers, their communities,

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"Nothing about us without us is for us." The Freechild Project

Youth as Policy-Makers

When they research, plan, write, and evaluate rules, regulations, laws, and other policies, engaging youth as policy-makers can enrich, substantiate, enliven, and impact the outcomes

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