How can I work with youth and adults to create an effective program?
This session defines the core components of youth-adult partnership. It speaks to the importance of giving youth a voice — that is, engaging youth in program and activity decisions. It also speaks to the supportive role of adults — that is, providing guidance and experience to youth, while at the same time, allowing them to lead and learn on their own.
Understanding Innovation: Youth Adult Partnerships in Decision Making Zeldin and Petrokubi (6 pages) published in The Prevention Researcher, Volume 13(1) • February 2006
Best Practices: Connecting Adults as Partners (Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, 2003, p.15).
Build Youth Adult Partnerships to Support Engagement (National League of Cities, 2012, p.31).
Playlist of Implementing High Quality Y-AP I -IV (~17.5 min. total)
After considering the readings and the videos:
What are the two or three most important things you can do to strengthen the quality of youth-adult partnerships in your organization?