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A description of an eight-week-long program for youth that covers practical and relevant legal topics, including personal finance and credit, housing law, employment law, consumer laws and protections, accessing social services, and working effectively with law enforcement and lawyers. The sessions are taught by teams of Street Law-trained attorneys or legal professionals as well as volunteers from the legal community. Participating youth then take on roles as youth advocates.
This publication provides a rationale for setting up a cross-age teaching program, as well describes a case study of a 4-H program, and the benefits of doing so.