Glossary of Terms

Consensus: A creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group. (Seeds for Change)

Youth and Adult Equity: Everyone involved- young people and adults- to be recognized for their impact in the activity, program, organization or movement. Each group also has ownership of all the outcomes, including specific topic areas, youth development goals, and outcomes on communities. (Fletcher)

Youth-led Social Change: Method for challenging inequity and ensuring leadership, empowerment, and active engagement in underserved communities. (McCargar, 2013)

Youth Organizing: A youth development and social justice strategy that trains young people in community organizing and advocacy, and assists them in employing these skills to alter power relations and create meaningful institutional change in their communities. (Listen, Inc., 2003)

Youth Participatory Action Research: An innovative approach to positive youth and community development in which young people are trained to conduct systematic research to improve their lives, their communities, and the institutions intended to serve them. (YPAR Hub)

Youth Voice: The active, distinct, and concentrated ways young people represent themselves throughout society. (Fletcher)