Outward Focus. Having an outward focus helps youth feel a greater sense of purpose. Service learning is an example of how mutually beneficial relationships and learning experiences can be created.
Create Opportunities. Most institutions and structures in society do not naturally have opportunities for youth voice, decision making, or meaningful participation. It can take dedication, perseverance and imagination to find mutually beneficial opportunities for youth that offer genuine involvement.
Community Relationships. Initiatives where youth can engage within the greater community create value for the youth and for the community. Building relationships with community members can help build a sense of belonging and attachment to the community as well as provide future friendships, volunteer or work opportunities.