Youth Issues, Youth Voices: A Guide for Engaging Youth and Adults in Public Dialogue and Problem Solving

September 24, 1996

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A group of four studentsMost of our public problems - from crime to racial tensions to substance abuse - directly involve and affect young people. Yet there is little chance in most communities for adults and young people to come together to talk about public issues in a positive and respectful way. This discussion guide will help create opportunities for young people and adults to talk candidly about youth issues, develop new ideas, and work together to implement them.





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