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The Youth Act!® program teaches young people how to advocate for meaningful change in their communities. Using the advocacy process as a guide, youths design and participate in a community problem-solving project.
First edition, 2003
senior program director
7 October 2009
25 June 2008
1 July 2007
Street Law’s Youth Act!® program is ideal for groups of young people in school, after-school, and community settings. It has been successfully implemented across the U.S. and adapted for international use in Belarus, Egypt, Moldova, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
The Youth Act!® program is typically implemented by teams of volunteers from corporations, law firms, or law schools or via staff from secondary schools or community-based organizations. Street Law provides comprehensive training, teaching materials, and technical assistance for this fee-based program. Participating groups provide volunteers, a licensing fee, and some supplies and program enhancements.
The Youth Act!® program appeals to diverse learning styles and abilities and has been used with students ages 13 through 30. The program lays a foundation for young people to make a difference throughout their lives while building important civic engagement skills, including
In addition to the personal benefits of participation, young people participating in Youth Act!® get results! Here are a few examples of community problem solving in action:
To learn more about starting a Youth Act!® Program, contact Judy Zimmer.
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