Youth Voices is an initiative if Teen Net project, based in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Youth are integrally involved in all stages of Teen Net project design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Teen Net’s youth involvement mechanisms include focus groups, working groups, work placements, employed positions, advisory groups, quality review groups, youth forums, reality checks and evaluations. The goals of this specific project were to investigate how new technologies linked with participatory action research methods can engage and sustain youth in social action and community health promotion. The project had five stages: engagement, issue identification, planning, action, and sustainability.
Youth Voices: Linking New Technologies With Participatory Action Research
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Principal Organization: University of Toronto
Partner Organization: York University, Toronto Public Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Beat the Street and Regent Park Focus
Principal Investigator: Harvey Skinner, PhD