youth, community, youth opportunities
Leaders often overlook a valuable community asset: their youth population. Many communities prioritize local resources to provide opportunities for youth, yet the community often asks little in return. Young people have significant contributions to make in the present, and their involvement today gives them ownership in the community’s future. If we are truly concerned about youth leaving our communities and not returning as adults, we must be willing to work with them today to figure out methods to provide for a positive future.
Freuchte, Kari, "Youth in the Community:
A Partnership Approach" (2011). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 516.