What Can I Do About Youth Empowerment?
Young women and men are preparing to navigate our health, economic and environmental challenges in a shifting landscape of values. They are systems literate, they sense the urgency of our moment in history, and they are uniquely poised to be the partnership leaders of tomorrow.
Whether you are a student, parent, educator, healthcare practitioner, counselor, or community leader, you can help guide our future leaders in their search to uncover the unique gifts that only they can contribute to their community.
As a young person, you have a pivotal role to play in shaping a culture of partnership. The Center for Partnership Studies can support your leadership in a new, emerging partnership system that thrives on respect, equity, and working together for the mutual good of all.
If you were raised in a domination family system, in an atmosphere of fear, control, and power over others, you know from personal experience how crucial it is that we work together to cultivate a cultural shift to caring economic and social systems that values all voices and practice an empathetic, non-violent, “power with” and “power to” rather than “power over” approach to human and earth relations.
The Partnerism Movement is working to enact partnership systems, starting with an economy that values and rewards caring for one another, nature, and our collective future. To join the movement, visit our sister site:
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Webinar: Behind Our Gender Masks: Empowering Young Women and Men to Express their Full Humanity
Podcast: The Resiliency Project with Brie Mathers, Founder of Love the Skin You’re In.
Tomorrow’s Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century by Riane Eisler
Additional Partnership Education Resources