Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning (YELL)

YELL is a set of curricular resources available to anyone interested in training and engaging youth as partners and leaders within their communities. The Gardner Center’s YELL Handbook can help you to:

  • Embed youth leadership training in authentic, meaningful projects that youth define and implement;
  • Develop basic youth leadership skills in communications, facilitation, teamwork, and understanding of change-making processes;
  • Train youth as community researchers and advocates, including the use of youth-driven research to inform the decisions of school leaders, city leaders, councils, and commissions;
  • Prepare youth for success in real leadership positions, including as mentors, grant-makers and evaluators within youth-serving organizations as well as on school and community leadership teams and advisory boards; and
  • Initiate and plan youth and adult volunteer initiatives, public art projects, community forums, and intergenerational events.
Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning (YELL)

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