Taking the lead: Youth leadership in theory and practice

Published: October 2009 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: Rushanara Ali, Sarah Hewes

This report asks what is youth leadership? Why does it matter? And how can we support and nurture the development of our young leaders?

Taking the lead critically investigates youth leadership, bringing together experts’ views and best practice from around the world, offering valuable lessons for both practitioners and policymakers.

The research provides a robust grounding in best practice for the work of The Youth of Today programme and was the first of three publications to be written for The Youth of Today’s programme of global research into youth leadership.

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