NEPC Review: Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives: Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods (Urban Institute, December 2020)
Youth engagement allows young people to participate in decision-making processes about programs and policies that affect them. Drawing on data from the federal Promise Neighborhood initiative, the Urban Institute has published the report, Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives: Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods. The strengths and challenges presented in the report do align with previous research regarding the contexts that enable and constrain youth engagement, but the report fails to make these connections explicit. Overall, while championing youth engagement, the report misses an opportunity to influence future policy and practice.