This report outlines 8 principles of engaging youth in social change. It begins with tips for designing a strong outreach strategy and ends with advice on creating opportunities for sustained access and influence. At each stop along the way, readers learn key ideas, real-world implementation details and reflection questions. The end goal is simple: Help organizations enable all youth — especially those least like to succeed without help — to drive powerful and positive community change. 

July 8, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why communities need youth change-makers.

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    3 strengths of youth who are engaged in social change.

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    Why young people must have authentic decision-making power.

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    Why compensating youth for their contributions is important.

Key Takeaway

Wanted: A roadmap for empowering youth to change their communities for the better

Organizations and communities can take the 8 principles identified in this report and apply them to any strategy or structure. They’re flexible – and simple – building blocks that add up to a solid framework for supporting youth-supported change. 

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