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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.

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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
Confidence to Mobilize

Confidence to Mobilize

A young person's talent to organize others towards enacting changes they want to see in their community
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
Sociopolitical Participation

Sociopolitical Participation

A young person's engagement in individual or collective efforts related to political and social issues
Advocating for Change

Advocating for Change

A young person's ability to identify and support alternatives in favor of their social environment at the level of community stakeholders, the media, and public officials
Contribution

Contribution

Positive engagement with family, community, and society that are key to developing
 a young person's positive purpose as well as positive societal movement
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
Advocating for Change

Advocating for Change

A young person's ability to identify and support alternatives in favor of their social environment at the level of community stakeholders, the media, and public officials
Confidence to Mobilize

Confidence to Mobilize

A young person's talent to organize others towards enacting changes they want to see in their community
Contribution

Contribution

Positive engagement with family, community, and society that are key to developing
 a young person's positive purpose as well as positive societal movement
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
Sociopolitical Participation

Sociopolitical Participation

A young person's engagement in individual or collective efforts related to political and social issues

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.
Opportunity to Influence

Opportunity to Influence

Elevate the role of young people's voices by providing them opportunities to have real chances to make changes within their programs or organizations. All parties benefit including the organizations where the partnerships occur, adults who are involved, and young people themselves.
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 Young People

Prioritizing Young People

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.
Opportunity to Lead

Opportunity to Lead

Create opportunities for young people to take on important roles and lead their fellows. By encouraging young people to take the lead, responsibilities are shared and young people are inspired by their peers.
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 Young People

Prioritizing Young People

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.
Opportunity to Influence

Opportunity to Influence

Elevate the role of young people's voices by providing them opportunities to have real chances to make changes within their programs or organizations. All parties benefit including the organizations where the partnerships occur, adults who are involved, and young people themselves.
Opportunity to Lead

Opportunity to Lead

Create opportunities for young people to take on important roles and lead their fellows. By encouraging young people to take the lead, responsibilities are shared and young people are inspired by their peers.

Additional Measures

While growth in SEL is critical for ongoing civic engagement, it is also important that young people have key leadership skills that are necessary to engage in civic and political life. Hello Insight: Youth Leadership and Action includes additional measures that address young people’s increased political interest and their ability to form a point of view, taking into account others’ perspectives.

Increased Political Interest

Increased Political Interest

Young people with greater political interest are more likely to develop voting habits due to a better understanding of government, political candidates, and current societal issues.
Forming a Point of View

Forming a Point of View

Young people who consider situations from different points of view feel increased social investment and a greater sense of stake in their community.
Increased Political Interest

Increased Political Interest

Young people with greater political interest are more likely to develop voting habits due to a better understanding of government, political candidates, and current societal issues.
Forming a Point of View

Forming a Point of View

Young people who consider situations from different points of view feel increased social investment and a greater sense of stake in their community.

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