The YECF provides the structure, processes and desired outcomes we employ to create and encourage a safe and empowering environment where youth learn to work together to address issues in their community. Click here to continue learning more about the Youth Empowerment Conceptual Framework (YECF).
This briefing paper provides a more in-depth understanding of how and why Youth-Led Programs are an asset to the community. The foundation of Youth-Led Programs is to engage youth in collective activities and experiences and enhance their ability to address local issues. Youth-led programs promotes the development of youth’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes so that they can be catalysts for positive change within their communities. In short, youth are empowered to create community change.
After you view the Youth-Led Programs Briefing Paper, continue thinking about the youth-led program that you facilitate.
Complete Section Four: Adult Involvement, questions 1 – 5 of your Group Narrative Questionnaire handout