Categories
Reviews

Book Reviews

Freechild Institute reviews books related to youth + social change. They are generally for youth activists, adult allies, and about community involvement, young people, promoting social change, changing education, supporting youth rights, and more. We welcome unsolicited submissions, but can’t guarantee a review. For more information, contact us. Book Reviews A Review of Childhood by Chris […]

Categories
Reviews

A Review of Making Space – Making Change

Responding to a crisis is not easy work. People who spend day in and out working for the good of other people are often taxed to the extremes: selflessness and empathy override their commitment to themselves. That is why it is so rare to capture a succinct yet powerful overview of youth activism today: democracy […]

Categories
Strategies

Youth Voice

The Freechild Project defines Youth Voice as the active, distinct, and concentrated ways young people represent themselves throughout society. The Freechild Project has been promoting Youth Voice in nonprofit organizations, schools, foundations and government agencies since it was founded in 2001. Working with a variety of partners across the country, Freechild has learned about Youth […]

Categories
Strategies

Youth Equity

When young people are completely equitable with adults, they experience a 40/60 split, or 20/80 split, or any other split of rights and responsibilities when it’s deemed appropriate by young people and adults, and not either group alone. Youth equity allows everyone involved- young people and adults- to be recognized for their impact in the activity, program, […]

Categories
Issues

Youth Engagement in Incarceration

Corporations and politicians who hype crime and demonize young people stand to gain a lot of money, power and influence by building and operating prisons that lock up young people. Youth and incarceration are woven into politics, economics, discrimination and abuse by many people and systems, including schools, law enforcement, courts, prisons, and politicians. When young people […]