Innovative Ideas to Build Youth Voice in Your Youth Program

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Looking for ideas to incorporate youth voice in your setting? Excited about the possibilities but unsure how to build safe and supportive Youth-Adult Partnerships?

This webinar featured Education Northwest researcher Julie Petrokubi to learn ways your organization can go beyond youth input to create youth-adult partnerships that strengthen services. Participants heard an overview of the research on youth-adult partnership, learn some best practice tips for implementation, and gain perspective from two youth serving non-profits in Portland, Oregon (Camp Fire and Latino Network) working to build youth-adult partnerships in their organizational settings.

You can view a video recording of the webinar and download presentation slides.

About Us

Playing a vital role in supporting youth programs, the Institute for Youth Success (IYS)―originally Oregon Mentors―was started in 2001 by leaders within the business community and merged with Education Northwest in 2015. With a mission to empower youth organizations to improve outcomes and reduce social costs, IYS supports more than 190 youth programs, including camps, sports, STEM, leadership, afterschool, independent living, and mentoring programs. In addition to providing professional development to volunteers and staff of youth programs, IYS provides relevant, evidence-based information on topics ranging from recruitment to program management and offers services that create efficiencies and make youth-development programs stronger.