This guide gives an overview of youth organizing in the United States.

It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. This four-part series aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

June 15, 2018

Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Tips for engaging participants and creating a fun atmosphere.

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    How youth organizing differs from individual youth advocacy.

  3. 3

    An overview of all four conversation guides in the series.

  4. 4

    How organizing advances racial and ethnic equity and inclusion.

Key Takeaway

Enlisting the experts to enhance equity, inclusion and justice in foster care

In this session, facilitators explore why youth organizing is a particularly compelling engagement strategy for young people in foster care. The short answer? It takes those most affected — current and former youth in foster care — and places them front and center in analyzing challenges and developing solutions.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations