Educators work on behalf of their students every day, but some of the richest learning opportunities arise when educators take it a step further and actually partner with students to address a local issue. Drawn from decades of experience studying and leading youth-adult partnerships, Students at the Center Distinguished Fellow Dana Mitra provides six secrets educators can use to ensure the success of their partnerships with youth. When planned and implemented well, youth-adult partnerships offer enormous opportunities for students to engage topics that matter to them in a context of support, challenge, and real-world relevance. And the skill sets practiced in these projects can help students engage in forms of deeper learning that have been shown to enhance students’ college, career, and civic readiness. So, the secrets are out — tell everyone!