ERIC Number: ED224747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Youth Participation in Youth Advocacy: A Practical Guide for Developing Programs.
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.
Guidelines and case studies of model programs are intended as resource materials to aid 22 organizations funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to encourage meaningful youth participation in policy decisions which affect youth, primarily in the juvenile justice, educational, and social systems. The first of three major parts briefly discusses why youth participation is essential, what youth gain from participation, and the key elements of youth participation. The second part provides practical guidelines for program implementation on organizational commitment, qualities of youth organizers, recruitment, incentives, getting youth interested in advocacy, developing commitment, training, skills, and opportunities for learning. The third part, comprising over half of the publication, describes a variety of advocacy activities that young people have handled successfully in actual projects developed to respond to local needs using local resources. They publish newspapers; produce handbooks, comic books, and guides; produce radio shows; and negotiate with public officials, and develop legislation. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advocacy, Case Studies, Community Programs, Guidelines, Justice, Models, Participative Decision Making, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Systems, Young Adults, Youth Programs
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.