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An adult ally:
One of the biggest considerations and barriers for adult allies to build meaningful youth engagement is time. When working with youth remember:
In June 2011, the Halton Region Health Department retained Ipsos Reid to conduct youth focus groups on youth engagement. When asked about reasons why they choose to get involved, youth responded:
10 - 13 Years
14 - 17 Years
Source: Ipsos Reid Survey, 2011
Motivators for becoming involved naturally differ by age. For the youngest group, the possibility of having fun is easily the greatest motivator getting involved with social issues; they often see it as another activity in their schedule, like piano lessons or soccer.
For teens, creating opportunities, bettering themselves, helping others and building confidence are key motivations.
“An adult ally helps youth have their voice heard through meaningful engagement.
With support of an adult ally, young people can be meaningfully involved in every stage of an initiative” (Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement, 2007).
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .