Engaging youth meaningfully in programs and policies for and about them is integral to positive youth development. Not only do opportunities for youth to contribute to their communities support their developmental transition to adulthood, engaging youth as a regular practice helps adults, providers, and professionals meet their needs.
A compilation of tools and examples of state youth advisory structures from our national partners: AMCHP, Georgetown MCH Workforce Development Center, NNSAHC, and SAHRC.
This AMCHP brief describes some of the strategies Title V/MCH and other public health partners use to engage youth in meaningful ways, including lessons, tips, and state level examples.
Developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to foster reflection, discussion, and continuous improvement for youth serving entities, this toolkit includes examples of operationalizing PYD in programs, practices, and policies.
A companion site to the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital speaks to young men, offering information on sexual health topics such as contraception, STIs, LGBT health, and puberty.
A collection of tools and resources for youth engagement, including sections on Youth in Decision-Making, Strengthening Communities through Youth Participation, Youth as Evaluators, and a Washington Your Voice Handbook.