This chapter discusses the effects of social support and civic engagement on young people’s well-being. It suggests that social-civic engagement with young people has great potential to enhance young peoples’ health and well-being, especially for youth experiencing adversity. It is unclear if a young person’s capacity to be civically engaged derives from nature or nurture. However the important consideration is what societal conditions are required for youth to become involved with society and in turn enable their well-being.
To explore the potential relationship between social support and civic engagement of young people with a view to improving their well-being.
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Youth civic engagement and support: promoting well-being with the assistance of a UNESCO Agenda.