Engaging Youth, Serving Community: Social Change Lessons from a 4H Rural Youth Development Program
December 17, 2012
Social change targeted at empowering youth requires
youth and adults to work together as equals. Youth-adult partnerships create a
platform to amplify youth voices. To succeed, youth-adult partnerships must be
built on open communication and equal voice.
Using a case study, this paper shares six broadly applicable lessons learned through the Engaging Youth, Serving Community (ESYC) program. Based on evaluation and understanding of the EYSC experience, it highlights examples of how youth-adult partnerships can promote social change and civic engagement.
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This paper is part of the Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series.