This two-page fact sheet presents the three core values and related guiding principles that the Jim Casey Youth Opportunity Initiative believes young people in foster care need to truly have a say in planning their own future. The key to making it work? Authentic partnerships with adults.

August 12, 2014

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The definition of authentic youth engagement.

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    Why young people in foster care need to have a voice in their future.

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    How adults can make authentic youth engagement work.

Key Takeaway

Authentic Youth Engagement Works Through Mutual Trust

All young people should be active participants in directing their own lives and shaping their communities. This approach, known as authentic youth engagement, works only when young people and adults join together as true partners. 

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