Whether your team is newly forming or has done YPAR before, we have lesson plans here to help you get started with your new YPAR project. How do you form a team? How can you foster community in your new YPAR team?
YPAR puts the power in the hands of youth. Some adults don’t believe that youth have the capability to have this power. This section explains adultism, a type of discrimination against young people. These lessons will empower youth to understand their own value and the roots of adultism and will give suggestions on how to foster positive youth-adult partnerships. From icebreakers to establishing ground rules to activities that facilitate adult-youth power sharing, this section will equip you with all the tools you need to jump in.
For reflection questions to help guide your thinking, refer to this Evaluation Guide