Handbook for Youth Engagement

This handbook is intended to provide advice and guidance for the meaningful inclusion of youth within professional convenings, and specifically environmental conferences and forums. This handbook is intended for individuals planning these conferences and forums. This includes best practices and lessons learned based on the youth track of the 2021 Coastal Communities Forum, a virtual conference hosted by the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, with the youth track led by the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Topics covered:

  1. Questions to consider in planning youth engagement.
  2. Considerations and recommendations in planning.
  3. How to prepare youth.
  4. Organizations to partner with for planning and supporting youth engagement.
  5. Additional considerations for events that will be in person or involve travel.

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