Other Youth Engagement Projects
SNAC, Kids Farmers Market, Youth Leadership, etc
Youth engagement broadly captures the efforts to actively involve young people in meaningful opportunities to explore their community, participate in activities that support positive youth development and positive social change, and create impactful decisions, all while learning and building life and leadership skills.
Some examples of youth engagement work include organizing a school-based youth Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) to promote and contribute to a healthy school lunchroom; involving young people in school board meetings, PTA/PTO meetings, and other places where decisions are made for the school body; and supporting leadership opportunities for youth in the areas of nutrition and physical activity in their school and community.
In addition to the various youth engagement project examples described above, CFHL, UC specifically supports and provides training and technical assistance for youth engagement projects in the areas of YPAR and Teens as Teachers.