Engaging Youth in Their Communities: How Adults Can Promote Social Responsibility and Civic Action

Participants learned:
(a) Why social responsibility (commitment to others and the greater good) and civic action (e.g.,
volunteering, community connections) are critical aspects of child and adolescent
(b) Malleable features of youth-adult relationships and program settings that nurture social
responsibility values and civic action; and
(c) Concrete activities and practices for leveraging youth-adult relationships to deepen youth’s
community connections, voice, and social and civic commitment.

Author(s), Presenter(s): 
Amy Syvertsen, Ph.D.
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