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Youth leadership and voice

Programs authentically partner with youth to build their leadership skills and help them become change agents. Young people have meaningful opportunities to plan, run and evaluate program activities. 

Research briefs

young teacher with kids and a lego model

Cross-age teaching

By Amber Shanahan

Cross-age teaching is a delivery method that trains teens to teach younger peers.

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Youth voice

By Karen Beranek

Youth programs are ideal settings for participants to practice making decisions that affect their lives and that matter to them.

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