A Think Twice Review of:
Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives: Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods
Think Twice - Mar 30, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - Urban Institute
Author(s) - Jessica Shakesprere, Mica O'Brien, and Eona Harison
When youth engage in collective-impact strategies, they have the potential to strengthen the design, implementation, and outcomes of school decision-making. A recent Urban Institute report takes up this important topic, examining what youth engagement initiatives look like within a broader reform structure. It presents a continuum of youth involvement-focused on issues of support, input, and leadership.
Reviewer(s) - Dana Mitra, Penn State University
Professor Dana Mitra of Penn State University reviewed Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives: Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods. She found examples of this continuum and some description of strengths and weaknesses. But ultimately she found that the continuum created more confusion than clarity, because key examples did not fit where they were placed within the framework.