January 1, 2015
The Youth Engagement Continuum
The youth engagement continuum helps situate youth-led social change relative to other prevailing approaches to youth work.Each of the five strategies described in the continuum offers services and programs to young people and plays an important role in supporting their healthy growth and development as individuals. Communities benefit most, however, when young people also have meaningful opportunities to engage in civic leadership and youth organizing. The development of strong and vibrant cities, communities, and states requires the intentional cultivation of organizations at each level of the continuum.