Youth engagement partnership
Youth engagement is the result when young people are involved in
responsible, challenging actions to create positive social change.
This means involving young people in planning and making decisions that
affect themselves and others.
Youth engagement happens in youth-adult partnerships that are structured so
that both groups contribute, teach, and learn from each other.
What are the benefits of youth engagement?
Youth engagement is a win-win proposition.
- Young people benefit by gaining skills, knowledge, self-esteem, and connectedness.
- Adults benefit by enhancing their own competencies, learning to better understand and
value youth, and increasing their commitment and energy to their organisations.
- Organisations benefit by improving their programmes, gaining community recognition, and
- Communities benefit by improving quality of life, coordinating youth services, and
authentically embracing diversity by representing young people.