RYSE graphic – youth voice

What does creative youth development look like in practice? Youth Voice. While our differences may oftentimes feel dividing, collective action is a call to create change that can benefit us all. It takes a village! It is essential for youth stories, experiences, and voices to be heard and honored as an opportunity to build bridges, to understand and to hold space together rather than use for ones personal or organizational gain. For adult allies, remembering that young people know what they need, that their feelings are valid, and that it is the job of adult allies to support them in traversing through the obstacles are critical for true allyship.

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