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Resources from Youth Voice: Supporting Youth to Promote Systems Change

Publication date: 
June, 2012

Not every young person is lucky enough to enjoy the support of a functional family or social network, and many depend on the state in some capacity to help develop the skills necessary for achieving professional success and personal stability. In recent years, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Stuart Foundation and W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, among others, have supported organizations that use "youth voice" as a strategy to build the capacity of youth to advocate effectively for changes in the systems that directly affect their lives.  

This briefing provided an overview of "Youth Voice" as a strategy, how and why foundations have invested in this strategy, outcomes for participating youth and systems, and challenges encountered in this work. 

Youth Truth In Action


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