Takeaways

  • Authentic youth engagement is about providing the space for young people to share their vision for the future.
  • Lived experience generates a kind of knowledge not available through formal education and training.
  • Be mindful of ageism and adultism and their impact on effective youth engagement.
  • True youth engagement is about partnership and collaboration
  • Be intentional about the decision-making power that youth have in your work.

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Effectively Engaging and Working with Youth and Young Adults

[Adapted from Hart's Ladder of Youth Participation]

Youth Engagement