PYD Foundations: Youth Engagement
Youth become engaged when they feel a sense of belonging and are able to choose activities that build their skills in areas that interest them.
- Define youth engagement, and identify elements of youth engagement.
- Explain how authentic engagement of diverse youth benefits the youth, the adult leaders, the OST program, and the larger community.
- Summarize how to communicate with young people to increase youth voice.
- Give examples of how to engage children and youth in learning experiences that develop critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and leadership skills.