We Trust You(th) Problem Solving Community Recommendations
Check out below for the list of resources that have been developed by the We Trust You(th) Initiative team and fellow partners! A set of recommendations were compiled and collected based on the discussions held during the first We Trust You(th) Problem Solving Community workshop. They were developed to help youth focused donors and iNGOs take necessary steps to tackle the following:
Problem Tackled: Who is viewed as skilled
Those viewed as having “valuable skills” and “capacity” are often the least directly connected to young people or their communities. This is often due to power imbalances and prejudice that hurts our collective ability to improve young people’s lives.
The Recommended Actions by the We Trust You(th) Initiative are as follows:
Build donor and iNGO capacity to effectively serve young people and youth-led efforts.
Youth Experience Grounding Recommendations:
It looks and feels different to work with partners that do have strong experience in working collaboratively with young people. For example…
Relationships and partnerships between youth-led efforts and iNGOs and donors largely remain surface level and informal, often putting young people in compromising situations.
Our hopeful outcomes are:
Donors and iNGOs to have a better understanding of what it means to be inclusive and equitable partners to youth-led organizations and efforts.
A recommended model of partnerships that can be mutually discussed and agreed upon through the lens of our respective institutions.