Originally posted on Advocates for Youth.

  1. Be open to and nonjudgmental about young people’s insights and suggestions. Let them know that their involvement is important.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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