Understanding the State of Knowledge of Youth Engagement Financing and Sustainability

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Finance Project

October 18, 2008


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.

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