Schools, homes, city hall, places of worship, police stations, art studios, community centers, theatres, government offices, parks, businesses, gyms, radio stations, colleges, public spaces… These are the places in our neighborhoods that can help us begin to envision a 360° approach to engaging youth voice.
Because of dozens of years of programs and research, to think of engaging children and youth throughout these different environments is not impossible. Instead, we are provided a variety of practical templates, important considerations, useful lessons learned and replicable processes. Here are examples of youth voice in schools, community preservation, city hall, community centers, parks and government agencies.
The challenge becomes identifying how those efforts are connected. How do these different places tie together in order to fuse a wrap-around approach to youth voice?