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By virtue of their membership in a family unit a neighbourhood, a school district, a cultural group, and a multitude of other community building blocks, young people both shape and arc shaped by the society around them. This second part of the publication examines the priority issues for youth development that relate to the dynamics between young people and their societies. It begins by outlining how young people view the environment, highlighting their role as the vanguard In sustainable development and its application to their local surroundings. Another focus is leisure-time activities and the growing awareness of the vital contribution discretionary hours make to the social Inclusion of young people in their societies. Participation in decisionmaking is the third major area explored, in recognition of the fact that young people need to be involved in the processes that help shape their socio-economic environment.

Related Subject(s): Children and Youth
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