Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People
Guide to Social Change Led By and With
Author: Adam Fletcher and Joseph
Date: November 1, 2006
Location: Olympia, Washington
There is a movement that has
constantly grown in stature, depth, and breadth for the last 100
years. It is subtle, yet overt; calm, yet boisterous.
Alternatively called the Youth Movement, the youth organizing
movement, or the Youth Voice Movement, it is been the focus of
The Freechild Project since 2001. As the School Library Journal
wrote in 2005, our website is "...by
far the largest repository of projects, ideas, and
organizational links, [Freechild] provides more than adequate
information to help students brainstorm ideas in order to start
their own initiatives."
In 2006, Adam Fletcher,
founder of Freechild, worked with youth activist Joe Vavrus
to write a concise summary of every action and issue
addressed by The Freechild Project website. This Guide
includes those summaries, along with Fletcher's popular
"Cycle of Youth Engagement," and a site map that explores
the extent of Freechild's resources. Today the Guide to
Social Change Led By and With Young People has been used
by thousands of youth and adults worldwide to learn more
about what is happening and what is being addressed by young
people around the globe.
By delineating dozens of
examples of issues and actions addressed through this social
change, Fletcher and Vavrus provide an essential summary of
youth activism today. This guide also serves as an
easy-to-use guide to the Freechild website.
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