Youth LEADership

Our Ark working project, Youth-LEADership, is to help young homeless street people build their knowledge, skills and abilities to change the world, in which they should have positive, purposeful opportunities to develop and expand their commitment to positive social change. Youth-led programs are opportunities created where youth lead planning, decision-making, facilitation, reflection and evaluation on issues that matter to them, using actions they want to use. Through youth/adult partnerships, adults can act in supportive, engaging ways. However, youth always maintain the lead, direction and authority.

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Youth + Social Change ISSUES – Freechild Institute

— Instead of allowing media to paint pictures of youth and their communities however they want to, young people can take up the mantle of journalism and truth-telling to share their own stories. Youth-led media can give children and youth a clear, concise voice to reach beyond their friends into the hearts of communities, cities, nations and the world.

Peer to Peer 

Peer-to-peer is based on the principle of helping oneself and others at the same time. Youth peer education is defined as the process by which well-trained and motivated individuals lead organized educational and skills-building activities with their peers to support and improve young people’s health and well-being. 

Volunteerism

Youth have the opportunity to gain volunteer hours through community service projects, advocacy work, and COVID relief efforts. These efforts and projects help to provide overall leadership skills for students to carry forward as positive influences within their communities.

Advocacy

Mutual Mentoring acknowledging an adult as an ally isn’t enough. Mutual mentoring allows children and youth to be in empathetic, appropriately equitable relationships with adults. In these relationships, young people and adults are empowered to teach one another, support each other and build healthy, meaningful opportunities to grow together.

— Instead of allowing media to paint pictures of youth and their communities however they want to, young people can take up the mantle of journalism and truth-telling to share their own stories. Youth-led media can give children and youth a clear, concise voice to reach beyond their friends into the hearts of communities, cities, nations and the world.

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