Let Go and Let Them Lead—Empowering Youth to Lead a Regional Event
"Empowerment" is the buzzword in youth development today. As youth development professionals, are we truly allowing our youth to be equal partners? Do we provide them the opportunities to practice and gain mastery of the leadership skills we teach them? This article presents a proven model that has successfully empowered youth to lead a leadership event for their peers. The Eastern Oregon Youth Council Training was the first of its kind in Oregon and has been successfully modeling a true youth-adult partnership for over 25 years.
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Cowan, J., & Smith, C. A. (2010). Let Go and Let Them Lead—Empowering Youth to Lead a Regional Event. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.02.10