Tag Archive for: youth voices

Voices of Black youth remind adults in schools to listen — and act to empower them

By Tanitiã Munroe, Reprinted from The Conversation The idea of inviting students into classroom conversations that teach them to define and express their concerns, ideas and opinions takes inspiration from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The right to be heard is the general principle, and Article 12 of the […]

Building connections to amplify student voice

By Grace Kuo, Reprinted from along How can inputs from students help educators understand what is or isn’t resonating in their classroom instruction? This key question centered discussion at a workshop moderated by Along leaders at the recent ASU + GSV Summit. Educators say that student inputs are a critical component to building engagement and […]

[Webinar] Youth Town Hall: A call for mentoring to support our mental wellness and well-being

Date: Mar 16, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Mentors are excellent sources of support for youth, who are experiencing a variety of challenges and issues. Join this webinar to learn about youths’ experiences, what they want from mentors, and how they continue to hope. To register for the event, please click here.

Finding a balance: The benefits of integrating youth- and goal-focused approaches in youth mentorships

Werntz, A., Poon, C. Y. S., & Rhodes, J. E. (2023). Striking the balance: The relative benefits of goal- and youth-focused approaches to youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-023-01751-4 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence suggests that targeted, goal-focused mentoring approaches are more effective than non-specific mentoring approaches in promoting a variety […]

Revisiting 2022: Blogs on Youth Voice, New Research & More

By Leslie M. Booren, Reprinted from Youth NEX At the core of the work here at Youth-Nex is including and elevating the voices of youth. Dr. Nancy Deutsch, Youth-Nex Director, recently said there are two significant reasons for this. The first is that youth are more than just future adults who will one day be […]

Today’s Youth Have Spoken–It’s Time for A Different Approach

By Torie Weiston-Serdan, Ph.D., Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center A key part of my role at the National Mentoring Resource Center is to represent a different way of thinking. With the Youth Mentoring Action Network, my work involves critical mentoring at the intersection of othered identities. As an active Research Board member at […]

Make No Choice Without Youth Voice

  By Kameryn Point, Reprinted from the American Youth Policy Forum When I was a teacher, my students’ voices were rarely taken into consideration at the school. The students had solid recommendations about what they needed and what would work best for them to succeed, yet decisions about their education were continuously made without their […]

Adapting to Connect Young People to Opportunity

We Will Have to Do It in a Post-Pandemic World By Patrice Cromwell, Reprinted from The Annie E. Casey Foundation “Adapt.” That’s what we’ve been advis­ing young peo­ple for years — since the Great Reces­sion, real­ly — as they have sought footholds in an Amer­i­can econ­o­my increas­ing­ly defined by pre­car­i­ty. It’s a refrain that echoed through the first year […]

In their own words: What young people of colour want in mentors

The real test of racial justice is to see diversity in leadership, but nurturing new leaders takes time By Winnie Lui, Reprinted from Broadview In the wake of racially-charged events of 2020, many organizations have pledged to address racial justice. Some, such as the National Basketball Association, have used their clout to make bold statements. […]

Say it Loud: Black Pride is Mental Health

By Matthew Hobson, Reprinted from the International Youth Foundation During Black History Month, IYF is highlighting issues and elevating voices around Black mental health and wellbeing. In Baltimore, a project called the Healing Youth Alliance equips young people in the city with the training, knowledge, and support they need to be champions for mental health […]