Authentic Youth Engagement

Partnering with and engaging young people, believing that they are equal contributors to decision making, to build leadership skills in decision making on policies, practices and programming.

Authentic Youth Engagement 

Cetera is proud to partner with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative to support youth engagement efforts in communities across the country. The Jim Casey Initiative works to ensure that young people ages 14 to 26 who have spent at least one day in foster care after their 14th birthday have equitable access to the resources, relationships and opportunities they need to achieve positive well-being and success as they transition into adulthood. To support this result, our team partners with young leaders who have lived experience in the foster care system to inform policy and practice change at federal and local levels.

 

Our Youth Engagement Work

Support the Jim Casey Young Fellows Network

Provide coaching, preparation, and support in partnership with Young Fellows as they advocate for policy and practice change.

Provide Technical Assistance

Deliver training and consulting to organizations and individuals who are seeking to engage young people for system change in their communities. 

Cultivate Community Knowledge

Develop curriculum and guidance to advance the practice of authentic youth engagement in child welfare.

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