Youth development

Youth Creating Change supports youth development in different ways.

Youth Advisory Group

Are you between the ages 14 and 25? Apply today and join our youth advisory group. As part of our youth advisory group young people inform and guide the work that we do, while learning about topics that interest them. Development Tracks vary each year, but often include evaluation, public speaking, marketing and outreach, media and messaging.

Youth Listening Sessions & Co-Creation Frameworks

When youth are at the center of their own well-being, change can happen. When adults are inspired to listen, youth feel seen and heard. Youth Creating Change partners with organizations to create and apply authentic co-creation models and frameworks that put youth at the center of planning and implementation for your program or campaign. Our services include facilitating listening sessions and creation of youth advisory boards.

Youth Led Events

Over the years, youth have come up with and planned impressive events to raise awareness about mental health or suicide prevention events at their schools and in their communities.

Annually, on the eve of the Directing Change Film Contest red carpet award event, Your Creating Change hosts “Youth for Change”. This event pairs youth with entertainment professionals, artists, and musicians to learn about careers where they can use their talent and voice to make a difference.

In addition, and as funding permits, Youth Creating Change hosts ‘paint my piece’ events where a youth artist instructs attendees on how to recreate a painting they submitted to the Hope & Justice contest.