The Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide
This guide is an introduction to youth-driven programming for nonprofits, government agencies, and other youth-serving organizations. The booklet gives a definition and compares approaches, and then provides planning tools, evaluations and assessments, and more. It includes the Ladder of Youth Voice, rubrics for assessing youth-driven programming, and links to examples and resources that readers can explore on their own. Available here.
24 hands-on, interactive workshops designed to teach youth and adults about how to successfully engage young people. Includes workshops on communication, planning, and other topics. Available here.
Washington Youth Voice Handbook
An introductory guide that lays out what, why, who, when, where, and how youth voice happens in diverse communities across Washington State. The handbook includes a Youth Voice Assessment, the Washington Youth Voice Directory, and a resource section. Available here.
Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People
Centering on the “Cycle of Youth Engagement,” this publication is a summary of the social change issues and actions addressed by and with young people around the world. Written by Adam Fletcher and Joseph Vavrus. Available here.
Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change
An introductory guide for young people, youth workers, teachers, and others interested in making social change engaging and relevant to all participants. Written by Adam Fletcher and Kari Kunst. Available here.
Firestarter Program Participant Guidebook
A hands-on guide to youth engagement in social change. Includes sections on motivation, skill-building, issue awareness, action planning, and resources. Written by Adam Fletcher. Available here.
Firestarter Facilitator’s Guide
A guide for youth and adult facilitators to the activities used in the Firestarter Program. Written by Adam Fletcher. Available here.