Before coming up with activities for engaging the youth, it’s essential that you come up with clear objectives to help steer the agenda to completion. Having goals will help to give direction to project participants and other concerned decision makers.
State clearly what the role of the youth will be in carrying out the project that is going to affect them. Since the activity is meant for the young people, it’s important that their voice is heard right from the generation of the project ideas throughout to implementation. Once this is spelled out, there’s a need for developing a plan that will successfully carry out the agenda.
Let the plan capture ideas on the budget allocations, expertise required, monitoring and evaluation and means of training the participants. Those processes should be full of diversity to include youth from different backgrounds, gender, disabilities, and cultures. Ensure that the design of the projects is flexible enough to encompass feedback, and new ideas from the youth.