Youth create solutions to pressing challenges with school and civic partners.
To help their classmates pay for college, Detroit students teamed with their college counselor to convince the local utility to provide credits to parents who filed the FAFSA.
Frustrated when teachers aren’t able to build relationships with their students until too late in the term, a Baltimore student used feedback from his principal to create a relationship app, which has spread to multiple districts.
Upset when his younger brother got bullied in school, one activator created a peer-to-peer peace training program implemented through schools that has served 4,000 students.
Benefits of Youth Activation, proven by research:
Youth learn skills valued in school, the workplace and civic life, such as leadership, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork, and build positive relationships with peers and school staff.
Schools improve outcomes as students use peer influence, passion, and ingenuity to drive shared goals.