1. The Practice of Youth EngagementThe Practice of Youth Engagement
(294 pgs, 2014) Essential lessons, powerful examples and deep insight for newcomers and longtime practitioners. Diving into the meaning, activities and outcomes of youth engagement, it provides slicing analysis and strong tips. $29.95
(190 pgs, 2015) Summarizing a list of downfalls in modern society’s approach to teaching, parenting, and treating children and youth, this book offers new ways adults can stop their negative attitudes and behaviors towards young people. $19.95
(378 pgs, 2012) A collection of twenty-seven lesson plans, a facilitator’s guide, a student handbook and an evaluation guide designed to teach high school students about how they can become partners in changing schools. $99.95
(66 pgs, 2014) With a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today! $24.99
(38 pgs, 2013) This is an introduction to youth-driven programming for nonprofits, government agencies, and other youth-serving organizations. The booklet gives a definition and compares approaches, and then provides planning tools, evaluations and assessments, and more. It includes the Ladder of Youth Voice, rubrics for assessing youth-driven programming, and links to examples and resources that readers can explore on their own. $10.99
(54 pages, 2014) A manual highlighting examples, tips, promotional information and resources, as well as steps to implement student involvement. It also provides state-by-state profiles of students on school boards across the United States. $15.00
(20 pgs, 2016) Based on a wealth of experience and research, this guide provides a succinct summary of the deepest route youth involvement can take in organizations, including tips, actions, recommendations, and more. FREE.
(60 pgs, 2014) Highlighting a practical framework, important considerations, and real-world examples, this Guide is all about engaging students throughout education. Recommended for anyone interested in student voice, student empowerment, student engagement, or building community in schools. FREE.
(30 pgs, 2015). Policies, tips and examples of student trustees, student representatives and student members of school boards across Canada. FREE.
(25 pgs, 2013) A series of open questions are for individuals or groups to study where and how Meaningful Student Involvement occurs in a school or educational organization. Focused on motivation and culture, it features student and adult readiness, relationships, action, rigor and relevance, sustainability, barriers, and action evaluations. FREE.
FREE. (10 pgs, 2010) An intensive, open-ended assessment designed to guide groups through basic, critical and advanced conversations about student engagement in schools. Good for small group or class projects. FREE.
(15 pgs, 2010) Key questions providing opportunities for projects, programs and classes to develop and sustain student/adult partnerships. FREE.
(20 pgs, 2005). An introductory guide for young people, youth workers, teachers, and others interested in making social change engaging and relevant to all participants. FREE.
(35 pgs, 2003). This guide provides descriptions and annotations for dozens of publications, toolkits, organizations, and websites that support student voice throughout education. FREE.
(36 pgs, 2004). This booklet can give advocates a “leg up” in their research needs by illustrating the breadth of research available about engaging student voice throughout education. This Guide highlights 14 research studies and includes a useful listing of research available. FREE.
(40 pgs, 2004). A collection of examples of meaningful student involvement in action in schools. These anecdotes illustrate various approaches to engaging student voice in school by exploring the applications of engaging students throughout education in dozens of diverse schools. FREE.
(28 pgs, 2005). Highlighting a practical framework, important considerations, and real-world examples, this Guide is all about engaging students throughout education. Recommended for anyone interested in student voice, student empowerment, student engagement, or building community in schools. FREE.
(10 pgs, 2012). This short paper the connections between student voice and bullying, including the roots, the implications, and the outcomes. FREE.
(25 pgs, 2013). A series of open questions are for individuals or groups to study where and how Meaningful Student Involvement occurs in a school or educational organization. Focused on motivation and culture, it features student and adult readiness, relationships, action, rigor and relevance, sustainability, barriers, and action evaluations. FREE.
(52 pgs, 2013). A publication created to promote taking practical actions to change the world. Includes quick, easy reading that can help young people or adults think about how to find what needs to change, create programs to make that change happen, and promote Youth Action throughout their communities. FREE.
(22 pgs, 2013). A short introduction to the broad concept of youth engagement that moves beyond seeing young peoples’ connectedness as something adults cause, and towards acknowledging it as something young people naturally do. Answers the essential questions of what, how, when, and where youth engagement happens. FREE.
(81 pgs, 2015) This guide is a collection of essays addressing youth employment, youth entrepreneurship, youth training, youth banking, youth programs, school classes and other activities designed to promote youth engagement in the economy. FREE.
(14 pgs, 2014) An easy-to-read booklet highlighting the basics of youth rights for adults and young people. Includes a glossary, resources, and more. FREE.
(14 pgs, 2014) A short how-to focused on roles for students on boards of education at the local and state levels. Includes tips, legal info, resources, and more. FREE.
(28 pgs, 2014). This is the first easy-to-read publication ever written about this vital topic. Youth, youth workers, and others will benefit from reading this powerful, positive approach to working with young people. FREE.
(105 pgs, 2011). Comprised of a series of one- and two-page entries, each tool here identifies practices, practical considerations and critical concepts that are focused on engaging Youth Voice, particularly among historically disengaged young people. FREE.
(71 pgs, 2010). Twenty-four hands-on, interactive workshop outlines that youth and adults can use to teach youth or adults about how to successfully engage young people. Workshops focus on skill-development affecting leadership, voice, and engagement, including workshops on communication, planning, and other topics. FREE.
(74 pgs, 2010). 24 workshop outlines designed to help learning groups explore different aspects of Youth Engagement. All exercises are hands-on, interactive, and focused on practical applications. The workshops are designed for learners of all ages, including youth-only and adult-only groups. There is also a great introduction on how to facilitate youth engagement workshops, as well as detailed directions for leading every workshop.
(102 pgs, 2007). An introductory guide that lays out what, why, who, when, where, and how youth voice happens in diverse communities across Washington State. The handbook includes a Youth Voice Assessment, the Washington Youth Voice Directory, and a resource section. FREE.
(17 pgs, 2007). Centering on the “Cycle of Youth Engagement,” this publication is a summary of the social change issues and actions addressed by and with young people around the world. FREE.
(13 pgs, 2003). A short summary of practical, powerful, and positive ways to engage students as partners throughout the education system. Drawing examples from research and experience, it shares ideas for educators who want to try to meaningfully involve students. FREE.
(40 pgs, 2001). A hands-on guide to youth engagement in social change. Includes sections on motivation, skill-building, issue awareness, action planning, and resources. FREE.
(12 pgs, 2001). A guide for youth and adult facilitators to the activities used in the Firestarter Program. FREE.
(25 pgs, 2016). A clean, clear, easy-to-use handbook for youth to take action and change the world.