Global LEAD Toolkit: Youth Participation in Cross-Sectoral Community Development and Collective Action

What is it?

This toolkit was developed by USAID, in collaboration with YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE). Here you will find resources to support USAID and its partners in strengthening and expanding youth-related programs and projects that provide opportunities for young people to contribute to community development and collective action across sectors. By using a variety of education, civic and political engagement, and leadership approaches, young people can play a more direct role in building better and stronger communities.

The Global LEAD Toolkit includes specific resources and templates, along with links to useful reports, guides, and other toolkits. It is intended for use by USAID staff, implementing partners, and young and emerging leaders as they plan and design new activities, measure project performance, and coordinate communications efforts. The toolkit also provides examples of adaptable models, guidance for programming by sector and opportunities to join networks and learning communities who are excited about working with young people as partners in development.

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