Are you using the developmental practices in your work with young people? An asset mapping process can help answer that, and support cross-system dialogue about how to improve staff practices, everywhere youth spend their time.
In Minneapolis, “nothing about us without us” is more than a motto. Here’s how the Minneapolis Youth Congress, a longstanding youth-adult partnership, is shaping city policy and the local community.
“I have more responsibility and I feel like I have more power here.”
CYC’s mission is to develop leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative, policy, and practice change.
“I wanted to create a resource for rising leaders who feel the same mix of nervousness and uncertainty I felt when I first entered this space.”
“For a long time, I just felt like I was in a box, that I didn’t have a purpose.”
“It gives you that sense that you're the one in charge and you can make change, which is what makes us more passionate about changing things around the city.”
This compilation of briefs on the youth engagement efforts of 12 agencies and departments describes the accomplishments and basic mechanisms of these strategies while also noting barriers, challenges, and vision for the future.
"Change starts with one person and can grow really fast."
Visit YE4C: engage.youth.gov