The voice of the youth can be powerful, and youth are leading the way for positive community change. Youth-led programs equip young people with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to impact their community while providing a platform for the youth voice to be heard creating opportunities for inclusion in the planning and development of initiatives, programs, and policies. Youth are encouraged to evaluate their surroundings, gather information, and then address community topics/issues that are relevant to their lives.
To continue your technical assistance journey, review the following resources. We recommend you review them in order.
- Introductory Video
- Value of Youth Led Program Video
- Value of Youth Led Program Briefing Paper
- Ohio Adult Allies Podcast
After you view the resources, continue thinking about the youth-led program that you facilitate.
- Complete Section Two: Youth Characteristics and Recruitment, questions 1 – 4 of your Group Narrative Questionnaire handout