Youth In Action!
This article was all about Youth in Action and what this organization offers to the children of our communities! To sum it up in a few words, it is ALL ABOUT THE KIDS!
Youth in Action is all about young people, their capacity to lead, their natural ability to innovate, and their desire for positive change.
One of Youth in Actions main ideas is to lead with youth, throughout this article it is mentioned the crucial need for young people to be at the center of change in every community and I couldn't agree more! The incorporation of youth in communities as far as decision making, designing and planning for what their community will look like in years to come is huge! It is something that when I was younger, wish I had more of a say in!
What I found to be most interesting about this article was the discussion of how when the children come to Youth in Action that they are their OWN people. I had never thought about adolescence this way, but the article discussed how a parents role can almost seem as though the child is the same person as the parent and not their own. I found this to be a very interesting way to see childhood. My passion and goal is to spread the creativity and individuality of every child's thoughts to not only make the community a better place but also the world!