The "Let the Youth Do It" Dilemma
"It is not realistic, nor is it wise to throw out the question "What do you want to do this year?" to a bunch of teens. An unstructured brainstorming session will almost certainly lead to a bunch of unattainable or inappropriate suggestions. But the largest danger of all when thoughtlessly tossing responsibility to the youth is that nothing at all will happen. It is often the case that no single youth is willing to champion an idea, or that if someone is willing to advocate for an idea, it will be inappropriate."