Report

This report provides critical information on the costs, funding sources, financing strategies and sustainability of youth engagement programs. It outlines clear ways for funders get involved — including an urgent call to mobilize experts who can help these programs secure long-term, financial success. The end goal is simple: Give these programs the advantage that they need to continue empowering youth to shape their lives, strengthen their communities and build a brighter tomorrow.         

October 18, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why youth engagement is important.

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    Key findings on the cost and financing of youth engagement.

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    About critical knowledge gaps related to youth engagement.

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    Ideas for building the youth engagement field.

Key Takeaway

Youth engagement is a new — and very promising — strategy for improving the lives of young people

Communities nationwide are supporting youth engagement, which is the intentional and sustained involvement of young people in decision-making activities. Such involvement offers youth a chance to develop valuable leadership skills while injecting their energy and insight into community change efforts. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations