Youth engagement is a critical component in creating a supportive environment for social and emotional wellness and academic growth for students. Youth engagement is a powerful approach to improving policies, programs, and practices related to youth.
Meaningful youth engagement occurs when young people are involved in responsible, challenging actions to create positive social change. This means involving youth in planning and in making decisions that affect themselves and others. Youth engagement happens in youth-adult partnerships that are structured so that both groups contribute, teach, and learn from each other. This video serves as a resource for schools seeking to develop and maintain a successful youth engagement effort.