A collage of photographs of African American families and children, all smiling for the camera.

Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership
Four African American teens pose and smile for a photograph.
Youth Leadership is generally defined as the practice of teens and young adults exercising the authority over themselves. Further elaborated by Learning to Give as a “theory of youth development as a process that prepares young people to navigate adolescence and realize their potential as an adult”. Most youth leadership initiatives are backed by youth leadership programs which were formed to support and focus youth energy into positive activities that lead to the development of skills necessary to a successful transition into adulthood.

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Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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