Understanding the State of Knowledge of Youth Engagement Financing and Sustainability

Posted October 18, 2008
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Finance Project
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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.         

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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.