We believe that youth play a crucial role alongside adults in the fight toward childhood health. Therefore we developed a guide to engage young people in a way that creates meaningful relationships and sustainable change. Many young people already play active roles in solving some of our nation’s most pressing problems and we can give them the support to leverage their knowledge and skills.
Our Youth Engagement Guide describes how to engage young people in the health efforts of their schools and communities, especially by creating environments where nutrition and physical activity are encouraged.
We can help enhance youth efforts and learn from them to create systemic change.
In the Guide:
Health-Focused Youth Programming
Inspiration coupled with practical ideas for health-focused programs on peer education, service learning, activism and civic engagement.
Youth Participation on Adult-Led Councils
Practical steps for including young people in school or community-based wellness councils.
Youth-Led Health Advisory Groups
Step-by-step plans for creating youth-led health advisory groups for schools or community-based organizations.
In the Training:
Youth Engagement Overview
Understand the scope of youth engagement and the defining traits that make it most effective.
Models for Health
Learn how social determinants and conditions shape health and affect youth development.
Learn the five principals of positive youth development that enhance working in partnership with young people.