How Everyone Can Empower Youth

How Everyone Can Empower YouthYou have a lot to offer children and youth—even if you don’t have much time or money. The most valuable asset you have is you.

Consider the list below from Take It Personally: Valuable Insights for People Who Care about Kids. Which of these things can you offer young people?

How Everyone Can Empower Youth

Adults can . . .

  • Listen to young people.
  • Notice young people’s contributions and gifts.
  • Ask young people for their advice.
  • Include young people in decisions.
  • Give young people meaningful roles.
  • Help young people make their dreams come true.
  • Find out young people’s opinions.
  • Celebrate young people’s accomplishments.
  • Take seriously young people’s fears and worries.
  • Learn the reasons for young people’s feelings.
  • See young people as important contributors to your community in the present and in the future.
  • Learn about music, books, and activities that are important to young people.

Take It Personally: Valuable Insights for People Who Care about KidsTake It Personally is an action and reflection workbook containing everything individuals need to make a stronger commitment to children and teenagers. Ideal for staff meetings, parent groups, volunteer trainings, and community events, this concise book helps people from all walks of life learn about the power they have to make a difference for young people.


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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