YOUTH VOICE, LEADERSHIP, AND ENGAGEMENT

Quality programs promote a sense of purpose and individual empowerment in youth through opportunities to engage in a rich variety of experiences, participate in planning, and exercise choice and leadership as well as implement and evaluate program activities.

RESPONSIVENESS TO CULTURE AND IDENTITY

Quality programs create a safe and adaptive environment which recognizes that culture, family and personal history is core to a young person’s identity formation. The program is respectful and responsive to the diversity of program participants, their families, and community.
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