Ending Youth Voice

There aren’t too many deliberate attempts out there to stifle youth voice. But without knowing it, many adults unconsciously undermine their own attempts to promote the unique perspectives of young people on their own lives.

A while back I wrote an advisement for all youth voice practitioners designed to raise our consciousness about the things we unconsciously do that undermine youth voice, ultimately ending it. Find the original article at http://freechild.org/YouthVoice/end.htm

Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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