Best Practices for Youth Engagement
We are preparing to launch a new program that would invite funding proposals from local youth (12-24 age range). We want to make the process accessible and invite creative approaches for applicants to share their vision and ideas.
I'm curious to hear some ideas about the dos and don'ts when it comes to getting teenagers excited about applying. We have considered allowing (but not requiring) video proposals, but I'm sure there are many other approaches that we haven't considered.
What have you done that worked? What guidelines would you recommend?