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ERIC Number: ED618164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 65
Abstractor: ERIC
The Co-Creation Generation: The Story of the Kentucky Student Voice Team & Guide to Intergenerational Impact
Institute for Citizens & Scholars
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars (C&S) is fundamentally rethinking how young people prepare to be productive lifelong citizens. A critical element of this work is engaging youth at the intersection of community and civic life. C&S' work has proven that significant civic learning takes place in after-school programs, on the sports field, at summer camp, in community service groups, and at home. Between June-October 2020, C&S partnered with, supported, and engaged young people across the country on issues that impacted their lives and their communities, including education policy, public health, social reforms, and the environment. C&S awarded grants to six youth-led and youth-centered organizations through an initiative named the Civic Spring Project. A key finding of the project was the lack of resources for those interested in building and sustaining meaningful youth-led and intergenerational initiatives. To address that knowledge gap, C&S asked the youth grantees from the Kentucky Student Voice Team (KSVT) to produce a lesson- and resource-rich study that can be used by youth and adults in the out-of-school-time (OST) field. The goal of this co-designed report is to provide a toolkit, organizational history and narrative, and a research framework that: (1) Helps OST programs build capacity and support for creating projects of youth, for youth, by youth; (2) Begins to develop common standards of practice and measurement tools for civic learning, particularly for OST programs and youth organizing; and (3) Inspires practitioners, youth leaders and any others interested in using these tools and standards in their own work to establish an analytic program model for youth-led, youth-created, and intergenerational initiatives. [This report was written in partnership with Kentucky Student Voice Team.]
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Publication Type: Guides - General
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Citizens & Scholars (C&S)
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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