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Hello Insight:

Youth Leadership and Action

For young people Ages 11 – 23

Young people have the energy and insight to transform the world — and themselves.

For more than 60 years, youth movements have been on the leading edge of social change in the United States and around the world. More and more research shows — youth movements are good for everyone. In addition to generating positive social change, young people who participate in civic engagement and work to develop critical political consciousness tend to make big gains in social and emotional learning, or SEL, through those activities. SEL is strongly associated with longer-term outcomes in education, health, and overall thriving.

Nurture the next generation of activists with Hello Insight: Youth Leadership and Action.

Capacities

SEL is a continuous, ongoing process in young people that involves developing many skills and attributes that are closely related, but distinct enough to be measured on their own. We call these “capacities.” Hello Insight: Youth Leadership and Action reports on key capacities that develop through participating in critical thought and civic engagement.

Academic Self-Efficacy

Academic Self-Efficacy

A young person's motivation and perceived mastery over school performance and their general sense of belief in their potential to attain academic success
Critical Action

Critical Action

A young person's participation in individual and/or collective action to produce sociopolitical change
Positive Identity

Positive Identity

A young person's internal sense of who they are and their multiple identities, involving building self-esteem, exploration and commitment of self-definition, fostering role formation, and achievement
Social Capital

Social Capital

The positive bonds young people have with other people and institutions such as schools, community centers, and youth-serving organizations
Contribution

Contribution

Positive engagement with family, community, and society that are key to developing
 an young person's positive purpose as well as positive societal movement
Critical Reflection

Critical Reflection

A young person's ability to perceive and understand social inequity and subsequently endorse societal equality
Self-Management

Self-Management

The ability of a young person to regulate their emotions and behavior, take positive risks, and persist through life’s challenges
Social Skills

Social Skills

The ability of a young person to take others’ perspectives into account, develop a sense of caring, and empathy
Academic Self-Efficacy

Academic Self-Efficacy

A young person's motivation and perceived mastery over school performance and their general sense of belief in their potential to attain academic success
Contribution

Contribution

Positive engagement with family, community, and society that are key to developing
 an young person's positive purpose as well as positive societal movement
Critical Action

Critical Action

A young person's participation in individual and/or collective action to produce sociopolitical change
Critical Reflection

Critical Reflection

A young person's ability to perceive and understand social inequity and subsequently endorse societal equality
Positive Identity

Positive Identity

A young person's internal sense of who they are and their multiple identities, involving building self-esteem, exploration and commitment of self-definition, fostering role formation, and achievement
Self-Management

Self-Management

The ability of a young person to regulate their emotions and behavior, take positive risks, and persist through life’s challenges
Social Capital

Social Capital

The positive bonds young people have with other people and institutions such as schools, community centers, and youth-serving organizations
Social Skills

Social Skills

The ability of a young person to take others’ perspectives into account, develop a sense of caring, and empathy

Experiences

Everything that young people see, think, hear, do and feel is fuel for SEL, but a few key types of experiences are especially effective at boosting SEL growth. We use advanced analytics to predict which of those experiences will best promote growth in each group of young people in your program.

Goal Management

Goal Management

Plan activities to give young people the chance to practice setting goals, breaking them down into smaller tasks, develop plans of action, and adjust them as necessary.
Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Encourage young people to work with and learn about others with differing backgrounds and perspectives. Promote teamwork, group cohesion, and problem solving.
Youth/Adult Partnership

Youth/Adult Partnership

Build relationships between young people and adults where there is mutuality in teaching, learning, and action.
Interest Exploration

Interest Exploration

Provide opportunities for young people to explore potential interests, try new things, broaden their horizons, and take risks in a safe space.
Prioritizing Youth

Prioritizing Youth

Build meaningful relationships by prioritizing young people: set high expectations for them and invite them to share their unique experiences and passions with the program.
Goal Management

Goal Management

Plan activities to give young people the chance to practice setting goals, breaking them down into smaller tasks, develop plans of action, and adjust them as necessary.
Interest Exploration

Interest Exploration

Provide opportunities for young people to explore potential interests, try new things, broaden their horizons, and take risks in a safe space.
Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Encourage young people to work with and learn about others with differing backgrounds and perspectives. Promote teamwork, group cohesion, and problem solving.
Prioritizing Youth

Prioritizing Youth

Build meaningful relationships by prioritizing young people: set high expectations for them and invite them to share their unique experiences and passions with the program.
Youth/Adult Partnership

Youth/Adult Partnership

Build relationships between young people and adults where there is mutuality in teaching, learning, and action.