Originally posted on Advocates for Youth.
- Be open to and nonjudgmental about young people’s insights and suggestions. Let them know that their involvement is important.
- Take advantage of the expertise that teens offer. Young people know about, and should be encouraged to share the needs of their community. Affirm this input.
- Make sure youth will participate in meaningful ways. Young people should be involved in making decisions from the beginning of the project. Actively ask teens’ opinions.
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