Hartford’s Generation Work Initiative Prioritized Youth Voice in Its Youth Advisory Council: Perspectives from the Young Legends

The Hartford, Connecticut Generation Work local partnership aims to elevate the importance of positive youth development as a strategy for employment and training organizations across sectors to better support young people’s employment readiness and success. This brief examines how the Hartford Generation Work partnership adapted its efforts to engage young adults more authentically by establishing a youth advisory council called the Young Legends to help shape its work. The brief also focuses on the benefits and challenges of the partnership’s efforts, offers examples of ways in which Young Legends has elevated young people’s voices, and describes how the Young Legends’ input has influenced action and change.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
December, 2021
Date: 
December 2021
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Connecticut
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Job Readiness
  • Education and Training
  • Special Populations
    • Youth in Transition
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