Welcome! Adult allies play an important role in empowering youth in creating community change through youth-led programs (YLP). Adult allies seek to achieve this change through involving youth in both the planning and development of initiatives, programs, and policies. The guidance and support of adult allies are critical to this work. Adult-guided environments are structured, supportive and provide space for youth-directed conversations and collaboration as youth discuss topics that are important to them as part of a larger community.
Are you ready to start a YLP? To support those interested in “initiating and sustaining youth-led programs, we created a series of resources that can be used for those preparing to start a YLP. Watch this short introductory video to see how these resources can support YLP in your community.