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alt Youth is the spring time of life. It is believed that youth lacks wisdom, tends to be rash, daring and thoughtless in his conduct. Young men and women are always full of enthusiasm and insatiable thirst for tasting life is so overpower¬ing the young that the hazards of such are never heeded.

What do you mean by the word YOUTH?
The part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes from infancy, to manhood.

Who are the YOUTHS?

The people between the ages of 15 and 24 years are called as Youths.

What are the roles of a YOUTH in a society or a country?

• Youth as Facilitators – Knowledge comes from study, experience, and reflection. Engaging young people as teachers helps reinforce their commitment to learning and the subject they are teaching; it also engages both young and older learners in exciting ways.

• Youth as Planners – Planning includes program design, event planning, curriculum development, and hiring staff. Youth planning activities can lend validity, creativity, and. applicability to abstract concepts and broad outcomes.

• Youth as Organizers – Community organizing happens when leaders bring together everyone in a community in a role that fosters social change. Youth community organizers focus on issues that affect themselves and their communities; they rally their peers, families, and community members for action.

• Youth as Decision-Makers. Making rules in classrooms is not the only way to engage young people in decision-making. Committees, board membership, and other forms of representation and leadership reinforce the significance of Youth Voice throughout communities.

• Youth as Advocates – When young people stand for their beliefs and understand the impact of their voices, they can represent their families and communities with pride, courage, and ability.

• Youth as Evaluators. Assessing and evaluating the effects of programs, classes, activities, and projects can promote Youth Voice in powerful ways. Young people can learn that their opinions are important, and their experiences are valid indicators of success.

• Youth as Specialists – Envisioning roles for youth to teach youth is relatively easy; seeing new roles for youth to teach adults is more challenging. Youth specialists bring expert knowledge about particular subjects to programs and organizations, enriching everyone’s ability to be more effective.

Some other roles of YOUTH in a society…………

• Decision makers
• Teachers
• Architects
• Doctors
• Politicians
• Planners
• Social workers, etc…………..

Some ideas about YOUTHS expressed by famous people

“Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.” Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)

“I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.”
Hesiod quotes (Greek poets, "the father of Greek didactic poetry", 700bc)

“Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes quotes (American Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard, 1809-1894)

“The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I me”
Plato quotes (Ancient Greek Philosopher He was the world's most influential philosopher. 428 BC-348 BC)

The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity. On the young will depend the hopes of the future. Their idealism, their integrity, their character form priceless assets of the country.

Thus, we know that young are growing and will gain the upper hand despite everything.

Copyright © 2011 Xtream Youth. All rights reserved.

Written by Mufariz Abdul Razick (Creative Writer at Xtream Youth)

For further inquiries on articles please contact our administrators : Ignatious Jayathilake | Kasun Malith

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