Youth Take The Lead
The future of Harney County has always been its young people—the next generation who will inherit this amazing place we call home. What began as a series of community conversations around supporting and empowering youth in Harney County, eventually evolved into a dedicated youth initiative, now known as HDP’s Youth Changing the Community (YCTC) collaborative.
One of the first decisions of this collaborative was that the youth themselves should inform and lead the initiative. By providing input on the best ways to enhance their lives, as well as participating in implementing projects, Harney County’s youth are taking an active role in shaping their own futures—as the name Youth Changing the Community conveys.