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FIELD NOTE | Understanding Youth Through Empathy Mapping

Tools, Youth, Community Change, Guides, Communities Building Youth Futures, Youth Engagement

How can you meaningfully engage youth in community change? How can we design a strategy to ensure youth leadership and youth voices are at the centre of Tamarack’s work without getting to know the wants and needs of young people? In this field note, you’ll see how an Empathy Map can help your initiative gain insight into the needs of those you are hoping to impact.


Comment faire pour véritablement impliquer les jeunes dans le changement communautaire? Comment créer une stratégie plaçant le leadership et la voix des jeunes au centre du travail de l’Institut Tamarack sans d’abord chercher à connaître leurs désirs et leurs besoins? Dans cette note de terrain, vous apprendrez comment une carte de l’empathie peut vous aider à mieux cerner les besoins des personnes que vous souhaitez aider

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The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

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