Citywide Youth Engagement Strategies

Transforming a city—one that is likely complex and has been in place for centuries—into a place that engages all youth everywhere all the time can be difficult. Questions commonly raised by youth and adults looking to foster citywide youth engagement strategies include: Who should be engaged? What should our youth engagement strategy look like? How […]

Additional Resources for Youth Mainstreaming

<< Chapter VI: Next Steps | Introduction to Youth Mainstreaming >> There are several resources available on Youth Mainstreaming. They include some of the following. “Mainstreaming of Youth” presentation by Kassoum Coulibaly for UNESCO. Formatted as a PDF document, this 2006 presentation shares the basics of Youth Mainstreaming from the perspective of UNESCO. “UNESCO – […]

Next Steps for Youth Mainstreaming

<< Chapter V: Potential Activities | Chapter VII: Additional Resources >> Taking Action for Youth Mainstreaming is essential. The following suggestions, drawn from The Freechild Project experiences and research, can help leaders get started with this effective and cutting-edge strategy. 1. Engage youth in every aspect of the Youth Mainstreaming planning process. Youth must be directly, equitably […]

Potential Youth Mainstreaming Activities

<< Chapter IV: Critical Elements | Chapter VI: Next Steps >> There are many activities that can be part of your organization or community’s Youth Mainstreaming strategy. They include the following activities. Youth Action Councils — Woven into the lifeblood of an organization or community, YACs can build commitment, action and outcomes into Youth Mainstreaming. Youth as […]

Youth Engagement in Youth Action Councils

A Youth Action Council is a group of young people who develop a group approach using their individual abilities in order to solve serious social issues. In Youth Action Councils, young people develop, implement and evaluate actions through youth/adult partnerships. Youth Action Councils can be hosted by nonprofits, local/state/federal government agencies, school districts, community groups, international NGOs, […]