Youth Development Practice
As we work with young people, we contantly ask questions around how best we can work with young people. One of the thing that comes up frequently is who is a youth? i guess you have ready the materials aent to you earlier on and you have some views on this topic.
Hi. i would like to define a youth as someone within the age range of 16yrs to 35yrs
Well, that is good, you decide to define youth by age, its one way of looking at youth. But there are other ways of defining youth. I encourage you to explore these!
Tandeo2011, this is why am also saying that the youth must be defined by the critical stages of life because that is the stage that young adults or so to speak, are discovering themselves and their pathways, so, the age range of 15 - 24 must be our focus.
Last edit: 22:05, 14 January 2011
in my opinion, 35yrs is too old for the definition of a youth. i think a youth must be defined by the critical stages in human development which is 15 - 24 yrs old.
Since there is no unversall definition of youth, age is only uesed for development purposes, in terms of planning and resource allocation. In my view youth difer from one place to other. What is your view on this one?
I feel a youth should be someone aged between 15 and 30, this is the group that needs a lot of support as they are still settling down in their early life careers and some are still in high school and tertiary institutions
Well, that is one of the characteristics of youth, and that makes them useful to society. Can we look at youth rights now? what is your own definition of rights?