speak to their passions, facilitate interaction, raise awareness, inspire action
Young Nation is intentional about following a model of program design and implementation that speaks to our audiences' passions, facilitates interaction, raises awareness, and inspires action.
Our approach to youth development attempts to affect change not by power, assumption, or coercion but instead inspiring young minds through example and engagement. Implicit in this approach is that youth are involved in participatory processes, that principles of positive youth development are promoted, and that there are cultural and developmental competencies that work together toward the processes and ends of the initiative.
Through the guided exploration of their interests, young people can discover where their passions intersect their communities' needs. It is at this intersection that they find acceptance, validation, and discover increased productivity. Here lies the key to their development.