Youth are engaged as a source of change for their own and for their communities’ positive development.
Meaningful youth engagement is an intentional partnership between youth and adults, where youth are recognized as leaders, equal partners in decision-making, and capable of recognizing and vocalizing their needs and priorities. The tool identifies ways in which an organization can incorporate meaningful youth engagement and opportunities for youth contribution within the organization’s governance structures, everyday decision-making, and program offerings.
To learn more read: Hart’s Ladder; core principles for engaging youth, six tips for meaningful youth engagement and “Eight Successful Youth Engagement Approaches”. For specifics on youth engagement in the activity cycle, visit here.