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Adultism and Its Impact on Youth and Adult Spaces

Published: 2021-03-18

Published on March 18, 2021

This article shares excerpts from a youth panel discussion on Adultism, led by youth members of the National Youth Network and Creative Youth Development National Partnership.

Community arts educators cannot authentically amplify youth voice and leadership without intentionally working to dismantle adultism in their programs, organizations, and collective action efforts. Adultism is the systematic mistreatment and disrespect of young people which in turn disregards their power and rights as full human-beings.