The Youth and Young Adult Wellbeing Project is a collaborative effort undertaken by young people and adult allies from communities and organizations across the United States and Canada. A primary objective of the project is to support young people as they define, collect, and make meaning of data about their well-being.
Youth and Young Adult Wellbeing provides insight and data from the youth and young adult researchers and displays each cultural design team’s research process to identify key areas of well-being within their culture and traditions. It also identifies common themes of well-being across three cultural contexts. This report highlights the origin and milestones of the first stage of this project, and more importantly, it promotes and encourages the field of youth-centered programming to center young leaders as experts in their lived experience.