Top 10 Youth Voice Publications

There is a lot of chatter out there about listening to youth, engaging young people, and promoting meaningful youth involvement. But sometimes it is hard to find resources that value what you think and feel as someone committed to young people and social change. Following are the Top 10 Youth Voice publications I have foundContinue reading “Top 10 Youth Voice Publications”

Free Book: Engaging the Whole Child

After all this work I’ve done in the inter-related, yet disparate topics related to the roles of young people throughout society, I believe I have come to deeply understand the nature of needing to engage the whole young person. I’ve written about it, trained on it, and helped many other people understand this concept inContinue reading “Free Book: Engaging the Whole Child”

Giving Youth Life Sentences: Efren Paredes, Jr.

Efren Paredes, Jr. was a 16-year-old Latino honors student in southwest Michigan, not far from Chicago, when he was convicted of armed robbery and first degree murder for the shooting death of grocery store manager Rick Tetzlaff. He was found guilty and sentenced to multiple life terms. He is among the 300 people in theContinue reading “Giving Youth Life Sentences: Efren Paredes, Jr.”