University of Minnesota
Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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Climbing the Ladder to Meaningful Youth-Adult Partnerships

Friday, October 13, 2017 • 9:45am

This interactive workshop proposes Roger Hart's Ladder of Participation as an evaluation and planning tool for youth workers and educators. The Ladder of Participation details levels of youth involvement in classrooms and youth programs, from the lowest level of Manipulation to the highest level of Youth Initiated Shared Decisions with Adults. Participants in this workshop will use Hart’s Ladder to assess the role of youth voice in their current programs and classrooms. All participants will leave with a copy of the Hart’s Ladder tool, as well as tangible action steps towards creating more meaningful youth adult partnerships in their work.

Presented by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)Tools Track

Hannah Reece

Hannah Reece served as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at NYLC from September 2015 until July 2016. In August 2016, she became NYLC's Program and Training Coordinator. She provides outreach and support for the Youth4Education campaign and develops resources and tools for use in NYLC trainings. Hannah graduated with a M.Ed. Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota in December of 2016. She loves learning about alternative pedagogies and is passionate about creating a more equitable education experience for all young people.

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