Books

The Freechild Project book

The Freechild Project books include unique monographs, reports, and other publications through The Freechild Project, SoundOut, and CommonAction Consulting. All these titles are available below.


1. The 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


2. Facing Adultism

The cover of Facing Adultism by Adam Fletcher(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


3. SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum: Teaching Students to Change Schools

(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


4. The Guide to Student Voice

(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


5. The Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide

(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


6. School Boards of the Future: A Guide to Students as Education Policy-Makers

(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


7. The Freechild Project Youth Mainstreaming Guide

(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.


 

8. The Guide to Meaningful Student Involvement

(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.


9. SoundOut Guide to Students on Canadian School Boards

(30 pgs, 2015). Policies, tips and examples of student trustees, student representatives and student members of school boards across Canada. FREE.


10. Meaningful Student Involvement Deep Assessment

(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.


11. SoundOut Student Engagement Conditions Assessment

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.


12. Meaningful Student Involvement Planning Guide

(15 pgs, 2010) Key questions providing opportunities for projects, programs and classes to develop and sustain student/adult partnerships. FREE.


13. Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change

(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.


14. Meaningful Student Involvement Resource Guide

(35 pgs, 2003). This guide provides descriptions and annotations for dozens of publications, toolkits, organizations, and websites that support student voice throughout education. FREE.


15. Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide

(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.


16. Stories of Meaningful Student Involvement

(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.


17. Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Students as Partners in School Change

(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.


18. Student Voice and Bullying: A SoundOut Focus Paper

(10 pgs, 2012). This short paper the connections between student voice and bullying, including the roots, the implications, and the outcomes. FREE.


19. Meaningful Student Involvement Deep Assessment

(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.


20. The Freechild Project Youth Action Guide

(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.


21. A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement

(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.


22. A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement in the Economy

(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.


23. A Short Introduction to Youth Rights

(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.


24. Guide to Students on School Boards

(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.


25. A Short Guide to Holistic Youth Development

(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.


26. The Freechild Project Youth Voice Toolkit

(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.


27. The Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide

(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.


28. The Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide

(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.


 

29. Washington Youth Voice Handbook

(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.


30. The Freechild Project Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People

(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.


31. Meaningful Student Involvement Idea Guide for Schools

(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.


32. Firestarter Youth Empowerment Participant Guidebook

(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.


33. Firestarter Youth Empowerment Facilitator’s Guide

(12 pgs, 2001). A guide for youth and adult facilitators to the activities used in the Firestarter Program. FREE.


34. The Freechild Project Youth Handbook

(25 pgs, 2016). A clean, clear, easy-to-use handbook for youth to take action and change the world.


 

 

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