Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning
Based on the premise that youth have important insights into school and community improvement, this framework guides youth through a training process to help them develop tangible leadership skills.
Created by community for community, Y.E.L.L. promotes the positive development of young people. Using Y.E.L.L.’s curriculum, SOAR is able to identify skills needed by young people to inspire their community and grow into effective change agent.
Benefits of Y.E.L.L.
- Increases the confidence of young people
- Develops leadership skills
- Encourages young people to reflect on changes they want to see in their community and equips them with the tool to address those changes.
- Supports young people to become researchers in their community, gaining data collection and analysis skills.
The King County Youth Advisory Council currently uses Y.E.L.L. to learn about: