This story looks at the importance of building developmental relationships in which adults and youth share power, especially for students from traditionally underserved communities. Developmental relationships are are purposeful relationships built on trust, designed to help young people:
- Discover who they are
- Cultivate the abilities needed for them to shape their own lives
- Learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them
Leaders at Camp Fire Columbia, a youth development organization in Portland, Oregon offer other educators and leaders at youth serving organizations advice on how to use relationship-building to advance equity. Those who want to learn more should read the Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework, which guides their work there.
Source Organization: Search Institute