Youth Engagement Resources

These Youth Engagement Resources will support youth voice to be meaningfully embedded in decision-making across government and within communities so that young people’s perspectives can be listened to and valued, and guide government/wider community action. We encourage you to use and share them!

MYD would like to thank its Youth Advisory Group (2022-2023) members for their valuable insights, advice, and contributions in developing these updated resources.

Youth Voices Toolkit

Every day, decisions are being made which affect young people and it’s important they get their voices heard by decision-makers. The Youth Voices Toolkit is a practical guide for young people filled with ideas for creating positive change.

Youth Development Engagement Guide “Keepin’ it Real”

Your organisation, whatever its focus, will benefit from youth engagement. This resource will support you to meaningfully involve young people in your mahi.

Youth Engagement Benefits for your Organisation

Young people’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, and ideas add an important and vibrant quality to decision-making. This resource provides information on the benefits of incorporating youth engagement into your organisation.

Youth Engagement in Local Government

Young people have a stake in local government, use services provided by councils, and are an integral part of the community. This resource will support local government agencies to incorporate effective youth engagement into their mahi.

Youth Engagement in Decision-Making Project Planning Tool

This practical project planning tool offers a step-by-step guide for how your organisation can involve young people from the outset of a project.

Engaging Youth Voice pamphlet

This pamphlet provides an overview of youth voice, why it's important, and different ways you can engage with youth voice.