Factors Affecting Youth Voice in Decision-Making Processes within Youth Development Programs

Todd Tarifa, Krisanna Machtmes, Janet E. Fox, Earl Johnson

Abstract


Results of a study aimed at determining the factors affecting the level of inclusiveness of youth voice in the decision-making process of the 4-H youth development program are discussed in this paper. State and field level 4-H professionals identified potential factors which affect youth voice in the decision-making process. The information gathered was utilized to identify the degree to which youth voice was incorporated in the decision-making process, to better understand how to suit youth’s needs, identify promising practices, and diagnose barriers towards fostering youth voice within the 4-H youth development program. This feature article presents the findings of the study, and discusses potential ramifications and remedies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2009.244

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