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.
Why are YLP Valuable? – Shareable Products
The shareable products below were created by the Ohio Adult Allies Study Group in 2020 to provide you with a strong sense of how and why YLP are an asset to the community.
How will YOU use these products to demonstrate the value of YLP in YOUR community?
This short explainer video is designed to be used with a wide variety of audiences – youth, parents, community leaders, and more! How will YOU use this video to demonstrate the value of YLP in YOUR community?
Want to hear more about the value of YLP from young people and adult allies in the field? In this podcast, you will hear young people and adult allies discuss the value of YLP from their personal experiences. How will YOU use the podcast to demonstrate the value of YLP in YOUR community?
Voices from the Field: How Ohio Adult Allies Are Using These Resources