Meaningful youth engagement: Multiple contexts, multiple realities, multiple approaches

"Meaningful youth engagement is an inclusive, intentional, mutually-respectful partnership between youth and adults whereby power is shared, respective contributions are valued, and young people's ideas, perspectives, skills, and strengths are integrated into the design and delivery of programs, strategies, policies, funding." - YouthPower  In its most basic form, youth engagement is about getting youth to participate … Continue reading Meaningful youth engagement: Multiple contexts, multiple realities, multiple approaches

Fostering critical consciousness to empower youth

Why Youth Engagement?  In my post, Youth citizenship: An intersectional analysis, I briefly touched on the importance of youth engagement to provide young people the knowledge and skill sets needed so they can become active citizens that contribute to building healthy communities and a stronger nation. Youth are important sources of knowledge and power, and should be … Continue reading Fostering critical consciousness to empower youth

Youth citizenship: An intersectional analysis

Given the nature of citizenship, and it historical, social and political contentions, there remains a lack of consensus on what constitutes citizenship. The legal definition of citizenship defines the term as the position or status of being a citizen of a particular country, with elements such as a passport, or a national identity. However, citizenship can also be … Continue reading Youth citizenship: An intersectional analysis