Partner Post: YEP! The Power of Youth—Girls Who Plan Program

This webinar session will introduce the YEP! methodology; highlight projects; and provide tips and best practices for engaging young people in the planning process, as well as going into the classroom and teaching youth about urban planning.

Presenters will describe case studies of youth-engagement programs they have implemented to get students interested in planning and gather youth input to guide planning processes. They will share general principles for engagement, including how to frame planning in a way that is appropriate for each age group, how to ask the right questions, tips for partnering with school districts, how to leverage youth engagement to energize a process, and general lessons learned about what works and doesn’t work. The presenters have extensive experience working with youth in planning projects and have developed a 9-week Junior Planner program along with a workbook.

Created by the award-winning YEP! non-profit organization, YEP! has grown from a small initiative into a highly regarded model of innovation. Today, YEP! is a national tool for youth participatory planning and project-based learning, involving more than 7,000 students, educators, and community partners.

Come with questions on how to implement a program in your community. This webcast will take place on Friday, August 27th, 10-11:30 AM PDT, and is hosted by APA's Women and Planning Division.

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Published: 8-22-21