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The Youth Leadership Initiative at the University of Virginia Center for Politics is dedicated to increasing civic engagement by providing teachers with the best civics education materials and programs. This website provides free, fully downloadable lesson plans, games and other resources to use with youth to understand and participate in democratic institutions.
A practical guide to establishing and maintaining youth-adult partnerships.
A handout that provides a rationale for creating youth-led organizations, along with challenges and recommendations.
A guide that demonstrates how to engage youth in an approach to inquiry called "Photovoice," a participatory approach that can provide more concrete data about programs to share with stakeholders, reflects youth and community voices, and identifies strengths and areas of concern.
Storytelling at its Best - Three Impactful Approaches for Producing High Quality Media that Captures Authentic Youth Voice
This handout describes how to incorporate youth voice by creating youth-produced communications strategy. In addition, it provides strategies for programs to have authentic youth voice as well as production quality.