January 24th, 2022 | 3:30 – 5:00pm PST
What are the benefits of having voices of youth at our tables? How can we support young adults in making sure their voices are heard? Join us for a conversation about the importance of youth voice at our organization’s decision-making tables and in our communities. We’ll examine the principles of youth-driven system work and the ways it benefits our agencies, coalitions, and systems as a whole. This session will serve as grounding all participants in shared language and definitions of youth-driven practices.
February 7th, 2022 | 3:30 – 5:00pm PST
Youth participation in advising and decision-making in systems change initiatives bring unique and vital insight into our work. This session will explore what is needed to promote youth and young adult engagement in program development and implementation and key factors that can contribute to disengagement. There will be a focus on learning effective strategies for engaging and maximizing youth voice and choice in designing programs and systems that work for them, how to increase young people’s active participation in collaborative team settings, and how to assess whether this is happening successfully. In partnership with young adults, we’ll explore what authentic youth-adult partnerships look like and learn about tangible experiences of youth about what it means to be meaningfully engaged.
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