This tool box provides practical guidance and resources for young leaders working to change their communities. Specifically, it recognizes the power of organized political activism to advance positive change and focuses on the dynamic process of planning and running a grassroots campaign. Such campaigns could be carried out in a village, a neighborhood, or on a university campus for instance. In each case, the purpose of the campaign would be to convince a decision-making authority to address an immediate community need.
The approach described in the toolbox is not necessarily intended to address large-scale issues or create a mechanism for sustained participation. It is best used to solve a discrete, tangible local problem. However, it can serve as an important first step in building the power and influence of young people who might be interested in establishing themselves as changemakers.
Although the toolbox is tailored for young people, it may be useful for any citizen who is interested in designing and carrying out a local campaign.
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