Young people have a vested interest and appreciate what’s at stake, specifically in social causes. If children are our future, the time is now is to find a way to encourage youth to get involved in the world. Here are a few ways to push youth toward social change and activism.
- Track progress. Young people want to know the difference they are making, notes the publication Nonprofit Hub. Information is power when keeping your base motivated.
- Ask for help. Make youth feel needed and they will take the call to action, says a study produced by No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit organization.
- Take an interest. Direct a conversation to their interest, whether it’s skateboarding, video games or art, suggests org. Making a connection shows them different generations can share the same interests.
- Host an event. As an expert in planning events, use that talent to drum up interest in the cause you are working on, encourages Nonprofit Hub.
- Use the school day. No Kid Hungry reports youth are more likely to get involved in an activity during or after school rather than on the weekend.
- Don’t be anti-social. Virtually all studies reinforce the importance of reaching out on the right social media platform. That means using Snapchat as well as old standbys like Facebook and Twitter.