From Savior to Accomplice: Action Civics and How We Empower Youth to Lead

Vanessa Roberts, Amanda Coy, Arely Lara, Astrid Flores - Project VOYCE
Saturday 7/13/2019 - 11:15am to 12:45pm - Room: Blegan 120
How do you show up for youth in your community? Do you ever get caught in a “savior” mentality? This youth-led workshop introduces attendees to youth action civics through YPAR (youth-participatory-action-research) as a means for shifting the dial on how youth and adults come together for social justice. Putting the tools of research into the hands of young folks, while developing equitable youth-adult partnerships, is another way to increase the superpowers of our already-incredible youth.