Training young people to be peer leaders and educators is powerful

By Laurie Jo Wallace, Youth Today Youth engagement, youth leadership, youth participation, youth voice and choice, youth as leaders and decision-makers: These are ideas that are not new to the youth development and youth work field; and yet there are many challenges to engaging youth at meaningful levels. This challenge is a result of the […]

How to empower justice-involved youth leaders

By Diana-Onley Campbell, Across the youth justice community, the leadership and expertise of justice-involved youth remains untapped or is utilized in ways that disempower and mirror the exploitative systems that we, as advocates, seek to dismantle. If we, as a community, do not center and empower justice-involved youth leaders, we will be left behind. Young […]