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 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. […]
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 comfortable and convenient for adults, but it doesn’t fully address realities regarding young people today. Identifying aspects of youth engagement as convenient or inconvenient doesn’t convey a value judgment; it […]
The Freechild Project is excited to announce the availability of our Youth Political Action Institute. Designed to inspire, inform and empower young people ages 12 to 18, Freechild’s special institute travels across the United States and worldwide to share powerful, positive and practical information that will change the lives of youth in your community! Our […]
Activist Learning is an intentional strategy for creating knowledge characterized by taking action to realize just relationships that transform unequal power structures in our personal, social, political, environmental, spiritual, and economic lives. This page describes what it is, how it happens, where it occurs and what difference it can make.
Living in a place shouldn’t condemn a person to poor health, weak education, unsafe living conditions or segregation from other races, socio-economic classes and religions. However, in cities around the world urban youth face countless barriers to successful lives. Experience and research shows that these same young people are engaged in substantive activities focused on changing the world, […]