Leading, learning, and unleashing potential: Youth leadership and civic engagement

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Discipline 1 Political science
Discipline 2 Developmental psychology
Publication Title Leading, learning, and unleashing potential: Youth leadership and civic engagement
Description Too often, young people are excluded from community leadership roles, or relegated to age-segregated opportunities such as service learning and youth commissions.Young people are not only key stakeholders of a community, but they also represent a huge and often untapped reservoir of human energy, talent, and vision. Youth civic engagement works to unleash this potential to create individual, local, and society-level change. Through the Innovation Center’s work with organizations andcommunities across the United States and the world, we havefound that these young people can find a place for themselves in organizations focused on civic activism.
Publication Year 2006
Publication Author Wendy Wheeler, Carolyn Edlebeck
Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher New Directions for Youth Development
Major Funders
Publication Link https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/yd.156