Search Phrase: Youth Engagement
Positive Youth Development 101: A Curriculum for Youth Work Professionals
This curriculum offers an orientation to the youth development approach for professionals new to the field of youth work. For slides, activities, and handouts, visit the PYD 101 page.
PYD 101, tools, youth engagement, community involvement, program planning
Creating Inclusive Program Environments for Youth with Different Abilities
This curriculum offers strategies and resources to make program settings more inclusive for youth with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, or trauma. For slides, companion presentations, and handouts, visit the training web page.
inclusion, youth engagement, program planning, youth work professionals
Best Practices for Using Social Media to Reach Adolescents in 2019
This tip sheet outlines the top 10 best practices strategies for reaching young people through social media health promotions.
technology and health, youth engagement
Preparing for Youth Engagement
Shepherd Zeldin, Jill Gurtner, and Brie Chapa
In this timely article, the authors discuss youth voice, youth-adult partnership (Y-AP), and youth organizing, and provide a practical checklist to aid planning for Y-AP.
positive youth development, tools
Inquiry-based Instruction: Engaging Youth in Deeper Thinking
How can educators set the stage for critical thinking? Inquiry-based instruction offers an approach that goes beyond simply conveying information.
program planning, facilitation, youth engagement
Engaging Youth in Policy Making to Promote Health
Christine T. Bozlak
Christine Bozlak discusses the benefits of youth participation in public health efforts, provides examples of youth civic engagement, and offers recommendations for involving youth in policy-related activities.
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Evaluation: A Resource Guide for Translating Research into Practice
Shep Zeldin, Libby Bestul, and Jane Powers
A solid body of research has been conducted on the processes and outcomes of youth and adults working together on evaluation projects. Building from the research, this Resource Guide offers tip sheets, data analysis strategies, and a literature review.
youth engagement, youth involvement, youth adult partnership, organizational change, organizational development, participatory youth evaluation
Being Y-AP Savvy
Shepherd Zeldin and Jessica Collura
This primer on creating and sustaining youth-adult partnerships (Y-AP) identifies the six most important questions that groups have to answer in order to design high quality Y-AP.
Shep Zeldin, youth engagement, youth adult partnership, YAP, positive youth development, tools
Strengthening Communities Through Youth Participation
Shepherd Zeldin, Julie Petrokubi, Jessica Collura, Linda Camino, and Jennifer Skolaski
In its earlier work with communities, the ACT for Youth initiative made youth engagement a core outcome as well as a key strategy. In this study, the authors explore how the communities responded to the challenges of youth engagement.
youth voice, youth adult partnership, youth-adult partnership, positive youth development, youth participation, community youth development, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement
Assessing Your Organization's Readiness for Youth Development
This checklist aids organizations in assessing their readiness to engage youth in meaningful roles, a key strategy for positive youth development.
organizational development, assessment, youth engagement, youth participation, youth involvement, youth-adult partnership, youth adult partnership, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement, tools