One day your organization decided to create a survey to ask youth what they thought about their communities. You called this a “Youth Voice Project”. However, just because an adult decides something is youth voice doesn’t make it so. While it is true that youth voice is any expression of a young person about anything (Fletcher, 2005), it is equally true that youth voice is not adults determining what young people care about.
- Adult research studies of youth are not youth voice.
- Adult-created surveys delivered by adults are not youth voice.
- Adult-created surveys delivered by youth are not youth voice.
- Adults using youth to present adult-led research about youth is not youth voice.