Youth Empowerment Workgroup

Youth empowerment is a process where children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes.

The purpose of the Youth Empowerment Workgroup is to ensure a culture, vision, and system that supports a young person’s ability to exercise power over one’s life by being skilled, critically aware, and active in creating community change.

Strategic Focus Areas For 2018

  • Complete Youth Engagement Mapping Project

  • Support Responsive Youth-Serving Programs

  • Expand Innovative Youth-Led Programs

Key Internal Assets Contributing to Positive Youth Identity Include:

  • Personal Power

  • Self-Esteem

  • Sense of Purpose

  • Positive View of Personal Future


Whitney Grant, Chair
Stacy Findley, CYD Guiding Team
Nichole Phillips, CYD Guiding Team

Youth Empowerment Workgroup 2018 Meeting Schedule

Open CYD Meeting with Workgroup Breakout Session Workgroup Only
Location Foundation For Youth Multipurpose Room CNHS Cultural Learning Center
Time 10:30am - 12:00pm 11:00am - 12:30pm
Dates Wednesday, January 17
Wednesday, March 07
Wednesday, May 16
Wednesday, August 22
Wednesday, October 17
Wednesday, December 12
Wednesday, February 14
Wednesday, April 18
Wednesday, June 07
Thursday, July 19
Thursday, September 20
Thursday, November 15