Organizational Capacity Building

Candace LaRue and Associates

Youth leading the way

on June 8, 2012

The Promise Neighborhoods Technical Assistance provider from Harlem Children’s Zone met with the Youth Advisory Board today, and he emphasized something that we agree is a key point:

The youth are the ones who will change the world.

Community change happens when adults and youth work in partnership. Adults with the power to make decisions need the voices of youth for the simple reason that if they listen to the kids, they will make better decisions.

The YAB in Hudson, along with Maeve’s dissertation research project at Harvey Milk High School are living experiments in using Participatory Action Research to build that adult-youth partnership and create a structure where youth are not only able to use their voices, but to develop them to be more effective.

After finishing those big grant applications this week, that is all we have to say right now!

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