Making Space, Making Change: Models for Youth-Led Social Change Organizations

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Discipline 1 Community psychology
Discipline 2
Publication Title Making Space, Making Change: Models for Youth-Led Social Change Organizations
Description This article explores youth-led organizational models and

specifically the importance of community context in building youth-led models that work for youth leaders and adult allies. The paper focuses on how youth involvement and leadership within organizations changes organizational method, goals and successes and how structured internal organizational relationships can reflect community goals. Two case studies of youth-led social change groups illustrate this inquiry. These models span the range from fully youth-led and youth-governed to a youth leadership project in an adult-led organization; each example represents a unique solution to the question of how to empower young people in the roles of community and organizational leadership.

Publication Year 2007
Publication Author Youth Speak Out Coalition, Kristen Zimmerman
Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher Children, Youth and Environments
Major Funders
Publication Link https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.17.2.0298.pdf?casa_token=K87KR7aF4HYAAAAA:9bY2OomFmzA9OqZb18wfYUYZFbm8uzmMrI5GYQzqbEVx4oa6mQQb4rrW_lgLEv4Ctn9K6VY1envYCa_zHYaRcz8VH4PDXVugPns1MKI2OsdktF6g2Adh