New Roles for Youth Volunteers

It’s not just about showing up for the project! With the development of new technology, new learning experiences, and different avenues for participation throughout our communities, young people have assumed, been assigned, and have co-created new roles for youth volunteers. Youth volunteers today have so many others ways they can contribute to our communities. CheckContinue reading “New Roles for Youth Volunteers”

Establishing Trust with Youth

Trust is a tricky concept for me to spell out, particularly in its relationship to Youth Voice. Across our society we do not generally value trust between young people and adults. Instead, we live in a culture that routinely distrusts children and youth. Our punitive laws are focused on punishment, exclusion and isolation, rather thanContinue reading “Establishing Trust with Youth”

Youth Development, Youth Service and Youth Rights

Somewhere out there in the Ether there is an tussle among youth workers. In this battle of wills and ego, its youth development versus youth service versus youth rights. I was historically engaged in this discussion; however, over the last few years I’ve come to seen this non-dialogue as passé and even trite. It now seems almostContinue reading “Youth Development, Youth Service and Youth Rights”