Welcome! Youth are leading the way for positive community change and youth-led programs (YLP) are making it possible. Youth-led programs encourage young people to actively look at their surroundings, gather information, and then address community topics that are relevant to their lives. YLP provide a platform to effectively engage youth voice and youth action, equipping young people with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to impact their community. This approach advances the inclusion of young people in the planning and development of initiatives, programs, and policies that affect their community.
To support those interested in initiating and sustaining youth- led programs, we created a series of resources that can be used to demonstrate the value of YLP. Watch this short introductory video to see how these resources can support YLP in your community.