Who are Modern Youth Leaders?
This article explores who Modern Youth Leaders are focused on their identities, and what we can do to support them.
Youth Engagement in Intergenerational Partnerships
There’s a powerful space where young people and adults can form meaningful, deliberate relationships across generations. Opportunities for youth and intergenerational partnerships can happen throughout community settings, for cultural, educational, social, business, religious and other purposes.
Youth/Adult Partnerships Tip Sheet
The Freechild Institute has found that both young people and adults have the power to help our communities become vibrant, enriching places to live. However, facilitating young people and adults working together can be challenging. The following tips can be helpful when you are working to create Youth-Adult Partnerships.
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 and leading to the ideal of solidarity.
Who Is Youth Voice For?
The examples provided clearly illustrate that Youth Voice is not just for middle-class white teens; rather, they show that Youth Voice is for all young people, with particular regard for their identity.
Youth Engagement in Youth Leadership
The Freechild Institute supports positive, powerful youth leadership throughout society.
Introduction to Adultism
Adultism is favoring adults by dismissing young people. It is also the addiction to the attitudes, ideas, beliefs, and actions of adults. Because adultism is bias towards adults, it inherently and obviously leads to discrimination against children and youth.
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…
Cultural adultism is a very ambiguous, yet very prevalent, form of discrimination and intolerance towards youth. It is one of the pillars of adultism that informs our society’s conception of adulthood. Any restriction or exploitation of people because of their young age, as opposed to their ability, comprehension, or capacity, may be said to be adultist. These restrictions…
Attitudinal adultism, also called 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 Checkoway of the University of Michigan School of Social Work writes that adultism causes youth to “question their own legitimacy, doubt their ability to make a…