This site supports professionals who design,implement and evaluate evidence-based practices of youth-adult partnership (Y-AP).
All youth: (a) have the right to express their views freely; (b) to be heard in all matters affecting them, including programs and policies, and (c) have their views taken seriously, in accordance with their age and maturity. UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child (1989).
The cost of not involving young people in shared decision-making will likely come back to haunt us as a civil society. A golden opportunity to move toward a fuller and more inclusive wisdom will have been missed. Mary McAllesse, President of UNESCO (2009)