Youth-Adult Partnerships: A Powerful Force for Community Change

March 1st, 2004 | RESEARCH

This article describes Youth as Resources, a nationwide initiative involves youth and adults as equal partners in projects that improve community life. Some examples of the projects include the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, which engages teenagers to install solar heating in low income homes, and the Haydenville Preservation Committee, which implemented neighborhood cleanup and landscaping projects in rural Ohio.


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Shaun Butcher, Author, Center for Youth as Resources


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 3
Page(s): 39

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Access and Inclusion: Rural
Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Engineering | History | policy | law | Technology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Community Outreach Programs | Public Programs