This Month: Youth Participation and Migrant Voice

The experience of a 12 – 18 year old newcomer or migrant is very different from that of his or her parents or younger siblings. Age and life stage distinguish young people as a group willing to take risks and challenge the status quo, but also open to sharing their hopes, cares and aspirations and ready to experiment with new ways of doing things.

This month, Cities of Migration looks at the different ways that migrant youth are sharing their stories, both with each other and the larger community.  These profiles also show us the different ways that migrant youth are leading and contributing to social change, and what youth has to tell us about the migrant experience in our cities. Stories of identity and belonging invite us all to think about how our stories can shape, distort or reflect the communities we live in.

Youth-themed integration stories include:

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