According to the federal
taken in 2000, more than 25% of Washington State's residents are under
18 years old. How are young people included in decision-making
across Washington's communities? In our work across the state,
The Freechild Project has found young people and adults working
statewide to make youth voice heard, respected, and acted on.
Included here are many of the programs we've found that specifically
promote youth voice.
The Freechild Project has collected dozens of examples of nonprofit
community organizations that support youth voice, as well as
community-based and government programs that engage youth voice. There
are also several "homegrown" youth voice publications from
organizations in Washington that may assist you.
Youth Voice Handbook
A comprehensive guide that explores Youth Voice, youth empowerment,
youth involvement, and youth action across the state.
Nonprofit, community-based, youth-serving organizations
and programs across Washington that support youth voice.
City, County, and State government programs
that are designed to engage youth voice in policy-making across Washington
Tip sheets, guidebooks, and other
publications focused on Youth Voice created by organizations in
Freechild Project Resources
We have worked with dozens of
organizations and agencies throughout the state to promote youth voice
in service learning, school improvement, community government, and
nonprofit decision-making. The Freechild Project offers hands-on
training to young people and adults that focuses on successful youth
involvement in decision-making. We also present engaging workshops at
conferences and provide keynote addresses to young people and adults
focused on youth involvement. Learn more by
contacting our office.
YoungerWorld.org for the latest news, tools
and ideas behind The Freechild Project!