Cultivating Leaders: Scaffolding Successful Youth Outcomes with Strong Staff Supports

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Photos by Nancy Fritsche-Eagan

Youth ambassador teams at the teen-run Good Shepherd Services Youth Summit shared the impact of their community projects and recommendations for the future with young people from across New York City. Each team devises and implements a social action project of their choosing.

Holding hands, seven young people stood in a circle doing final breathing exercises before their entrance onto the stage — the culmination of months of work to create a day where youth voices, including theirs, would be in the spotlight . . .

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