Youth Voice

by Supporting the Adults

Access tools that educators, facilitators and practitioners can use to launch Youth Advisory Groups where the young people are supported, cared for and empowered to share their stories and grow.

Our Team
of Experts

Program Phases

Session Planning
Building Relationships

Determine your purpose and objectives.

Before launching a Youth Advisory group, you need to map out where you are going. The Discovery Phase is when you determine your purpose,  objectives, and name the learning arc. Discover what type of Youth Advisory group you want to launch.

Launch Playbook

Plan for outreach, recruitment and student prep.

You have mapped out what you want to learn and are feeling excited and hopeful! It's time to recruit youth. In the Recruitment Phase, you'll find several templates and tools to help you with your communications efforts.

Launch Playbook

Plan your sessions for maximum engagement!

At BUILD, we think of our session plans as robust outlines that guide our path… we design them to have maximum engagement and interaction with the youth, so our plans reflect that. For those in education, think of this Session Planning Phase a bit like a lesson plan. For those coming from the corporate world, this is your over-arching agenda for your meetings! 

Launch Playbook

Build community and positive relationships.

It's paramount to build strong relationships with youth when asking them to give feedback on strategy, issues in education, product design or to share stories about their personal experience. We share best practices for how to be authentic, thoughtful and smart when building relationships with youth.

Launch Playbook

Let’s get this show on the road! It’s time to engage!

Your planning is done, you’ve sent messages, calendar invites, you have your outcomes and you are ready to goooo!

The Implementation Phase  includes some additional ideas for running your sessions and your design sprint overall. 

Launch Playbook

Look at your objectives, gather insights and measure impact.

Your sprint or focus groups are complete and now it’s time to reflect. Go back to your session planning documents and look at your objectives. What questions did you ask and what insights did you hope to gather? What surprised you? The Evaluation Phase includes end of sprint survey and assessment templates as well as sample Insights Reports!

Launch Playbook

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1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

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Download a Sample of Our Curriculum

Fill out this form to receive a free sample of our curriculum and to receive occasional email updates on how to bring BUILD to your community.