This month saw the opening of an exciting new partnership between CommonAction Consulting and Seattle Public Schools focused on their brand-new Youth Engagement Zone project. Funded by the Corporation for Community and National Service, we will be provided technical expertise on youth engagement to a variety of partners in the project. After providing preliminary support to Lois Brewer, the project coordinator, Teddy Wright and myself (Adam Fletcher) will be facilitating our first activity in the partnership in December in the form of a training for local police focused on youth-adult partnerships. Stay tuned as we move forward – and check out this excellent article that came to us via our ally CB Smith-Dahl about a powerful new project in Oakland, California that is engaging youth as researchers focused on relations between youth and police.


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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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