This clear, concise guide provides an overview of five strategies for engaging youth in education reform. It makes the case for involving youth as decision-makers and partners in problem solving, seeing youth engagement as a strategy rather than an outcome. It highlights the Youth Leadership Institute’s theory of change including, strategies, stake-holder actions, and the resulting education outcomes. Each of the five strategies (youth-adult partnerships, skill and capacity-building, youth action research, community organizing, and youth in decision-making) is described along with a snapshot of a school or organization using the strategy, and tips for putting it into practice.
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Source Organization: Youth Leadership Institute