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Program basics ppt2010

  1. 1. Welcome! Program Basics Workshop
  2. 2. <ul><li>The goal of this workshop is to expand and strengthen your ability to plan a Boys & Girls Clubs program </li></ul>Goal 2
  3. 3. <ul><li>Describe Boys and Girls Clubs Mission and Core Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize BGCA’s formula for impact </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the five Key Elements of Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the three approaches to program delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Create recommendations for gender, diversity, socioeconomic and inclusion considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Explain developmental characteristics of youth </li></ul>By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Outcomes 3
  4. 4. <ul><li>Define the five core program areas and develop a list of possible programs that could be implemented in your club </li></ul><ul><li>Apply common characteristics of planning a specific program </li></ul><ul><li>Practice promoting a Club program </li></ul><ul><li>Create an overall Club program utilizing program considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the three basic levels of program evaluation and assessment </li></ul>continued: Outcomes 4
  5. 5. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six: Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: How to Evaluate and Assess a Program </li></ul>This Workshop includes the following topics: Topic Titles 5
  6. 6. Introduction Why Program Basics is Important <ul><li>Program Basics is the primary planning resource for all professionals and volunteers in the Boys and Girls Movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Program Basics introduces the program fundamentals upon which the Movement is based, and explains how these fundamentals are applied to planning the annual and daily program. </li></ul>6
  7. 7. <ul><li>Each team will select a team name </li></ul><ul><li>Design a team poster on flip chart paper </li></ul><ul><li>Include your team name, the names of the individuals that make up the team and something that represents each individual. Examples are: the logo of their favorite sport team, a picture that represents a hobby, etc. </li></ul>Introductions 7
  8. 8. <ul><li>Individually, think about what you would like to learn as a result of this workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your expectations/ outcomes in small groups at your tables </li></ul><ul><li>Select a group leader that will give the expectation report </li></ul>Program Basics Participant Expectations of this Workshop 8
  9. 9. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six: Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: How to Evaluate and Assess a Program </li></ul>Topic Titles 9
  10. 10. <ul><li>Describe Boys & Girls Clubs Mission, BGC Impact Model and Core Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize BGCA’s formula for impact </li></ul>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? By the end of this topic, you will be able to: 10
  11. 11. <ul><li>Lesson One: Boys & Girls Club Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: BGCA’s Formula for Impact </li></ul>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? Overview of Lessons 11
  12. 12. <ul><li>The audience targeted for services </li></ul><ul><li>Their purpose - the reason it exists </li></ul>Boys & Girls Club Mission The Mission Statement of an organization identifies: 12
  13. 13. <ul><li>To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens </li></ul>Boys & Girls Club Mission Mission Statement 13
  14. 14. <ul><li>The mission provides a broad statement of the organization’s purpose </li></ul><ul><li>The Boys & Girls Club is a youth development organization </li></ul><ul><li>The mission is the driving force behind program and your role as a youth development professional </li></ul>Boys & Girls Club Mission Mission Statement 14
  15. 15. <ul><li>Lesson One: Boys & Girls Club Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: BGCA’s Formula for Impact </li></ul>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? Overview of Lessons 15
  16. 16. <ul><li>What do you think makes Boys and Girls Clubs unique? </li></ul><ul><li>What sets us apart from other youth-serving organizations? </li></ul>Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club 16
  17. 17. <ul><li>Are for boys and girls </li></ul><ul><li>Have full time professional leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Require no proof of good character </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that all boys and girls can afford to belong </li></ul><ul><li>Are for girls and boys of all races, religions, and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Are building centered </li></ul><ul><li>Have an open-door policy </li></ul><ul><li>Have a varied and diversified program </li></ul><ul><li>Are guidance-oriented </li></ul>Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club Core Characteristics 17
  18. 18. <ul><li>Lesson One: Boys & Girls Club Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: BGCA’s Formula for Impact </li></ul>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? Overview of Lessons 18
  19. 19. <ul><li>the contribution the club makes to the attitudes skills, values, and behavior of Club members that enables them to succeed in adulthood recognizing that every young person has the capacity and potential to succeed, to achieve greatness and to soar. </li></ul>BGCA’s Formula for Impact Impact is: 19
  20. 20. BGCA’s Formula for Impact 20
  21. 21. <ul><li>Safe, positive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul>BGCA’s Formula for Impact Elements for Positive Youth Development 21
  22. 22. <ul><li>Individual member attendance to a minimum of 52 times per year </li></ul><ul><li>Youth who attend 52 times per year are more likely to demonstrate positive outcomes in the three key impact areas </li></ul><ul><li>Youth who attend 104 times or more per year are likely to demonstrate an even larger number of positive outcomes </li></ul>BGCA’s Formula for Impact Regular Attendance and Increased Participation 22
  23. 23. <ul><li>Academic success </li></ul><ul><li>Good character and citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy lifestyles </li></ul>BGCA’s Formula for Impact Positive Youth Outcomes 23
  24. 24. <ul><li>Lesson One: Boys & Girls Club Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: BGCA’s Formula for Impact </li></ul>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? Summary 24
  25. 25. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys and Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six: Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: How to Evaluate and Assess a Program </li></ul>Topic Titles 25
  26. 26. <ul><li>Identify the five key elements of impact </li></ul>Topic Two: Five Key Elements to Positive Youth Development By the end of this topic, you will be able to: 26
  27. 27. <ul><li>Lesson One: Understanding the Five Key Elements </li></ul>Topic Two: Five Key Elements to Positive Youth Development Overview of Lesson 27
  28. 28. <ul><li>Safe, positive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development Key Elements of Impact 28
  29. 29. <ul><li>Draw on flip chart paper the best bowling alley you have ever been to. What made it that way? </li></ul><ul><li>Draw the worst bowling alley they have been to. What made it the worst? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to name the bowling alleys. Be prepared to present your bowling alley to the group </li></ul>Safe Positive Environment Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development 29
  30. 30. <ul><li>Attitudes should be positive, relaxed and happy </li></ul><ul><li>The décor should be bright, fresh and appropriate to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Members’ pictures, accomplishments, and creations are displayed throughout the Club </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development Safe Positive Environment 30
  31. 31. Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development <ul><li>Members vote with their feet. If the club is not fun, they won’t come! </li></ul>FUN 31
  32. 32. <ul><li>How do staff make the Club fun? </li></ul><ul><li>How do members respond? </li></ul><ul><li>What characteristics do these staff possess? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe an ideal staff person and discuss how this staff would make the Club fun in small groups. </li></ul><ul><li>List their attributes and characteristics on post-its and ‘dress’ a person in your group by putting the post-its on him or her </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to give this ideal staff person a name </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to introduce your staff person to the entire group </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development FUN! 32
  33. 33. <ul><li>Staff are enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are actively engaged in programs and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Staff always have a funny story or joke to tell to prompt discussions or improve the atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Staff understand what is fun or funny to 6 year-olds, 10-year-olds, 13-year-olds and 18-year-olds </li></ul><ul><li>Staff make safety fun </li></ul><ul><li>Staff capitalize on a fun atmosphere by encouraging kids to push their limits </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development FUN – Key Points 33
  34. 34. <ul><li>Every youth is connected to an adult and has friendships with peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff should play a hands-on role in helping members adjust to the Club and make new friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Club youth develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected to one or more adults and peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff members demonstrate warmth, caring, appreciation, acceptance and proper guidance in their interactions with members. </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development Supportive Relationships 34
  35. 35. <ul><li>Club youth acquire physical, social, technological, artistic, and life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs encourage members to develop moral character and behave ethically </li></ul><ul><li>Staff members establish and reinforce high expectations and help young people do well in school and pursue a post-secondary education </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development Opportunities and Expectations 35
  36. 36. <ul><li>There are three types of recognition: </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement </li></ul><ul><li>Informal praise </li></ul><ul><li>Formal recognition </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development Recognition 36
  37. 37. <ul><li>In your small groups, brainstorm every conceivable way to implement the assigned Key Element in the club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executives of Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forerunners of Fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superintendents of Supportive Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassadors of Opportunities and Expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ringleaders of Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post your answers on flipchart paper </li></ul>Key Elements 37
  38. 38. <ul><li>Lesson One: Understand the Five Key Elements </li></ul>Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development Summary 38
  39. 39. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys & Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six : Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods 39
  40. 40. Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods <ul><li>Recognize the three approaches to program delivery </li></ul>By the end of this topic you will be able to: 40
  41. 41. Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods <ul><li>Lesson One: Individual, Small and Large Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Lead an Activity </li></ul>Overview of Lessons 41
  42. 42. Individual, Small and Large Groups <ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Small group </li></ul><ul><li>Large group </li></ul>There are three approaches to program delivery: 42
  43. 43. Individual, Small and Large Groups <ul><li>Situational or planned guidance sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons or skill instruction conducted one-on-one </li></ul>Individual programs are purposeful, one-to-one contacts Examples of individual programs are: 43
  44. 44. Individual, Small and Large Groups <ul><li>Examples are: </li></ul><ul><li>Classes in which a group leader follows a curriculum or provides skill instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Teams in which members learn and practice a skill or sport </li></ul><ul><li>Group Clubs in which members meet to pursue a common interest </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning projects </li></ul>Small groups - eight to 15 members who meet regularly. 44
  45. 45. Individual, Small and Large Groups <ul><li>Examples are: </li></ul><ul><li>Free play activities in the gym, pool, or games room </li></ul><ul><li>Dances and special events </li></ul><ul><li>Movies and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Low-organized games, contests or stunts </li></ul>Large groups provide informal and individual involvement to help members improve social or physical skills. 45
  46. 46. Individual, Small and Large Groups <ul><ul><li>have simple rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>require little or no materials and can be played with many or a few participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make excellent on-the-spot or last-minute activities to conduct with Club members in need of some fun. </li></ul></ul>Low-organized games: <ul><ul><li>BGCA’s pocket-sized Back Pocket Program Hints is chock-full of excellent ideas for such activities </li></ul></ul>46
  47. 47. Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods <ul><li>Lesson One: Individual, Small and Large Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Lead an Activity </li></ul>Overview of Lessons 47
  48. 48. How to Lead an Activity <ul><li>Describe it </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate it </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for questions </li></ul><ul><li>Do it </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt it </li></ul>DDADA 48
  49. 49. How to Lead an Activity <ul><li>Describe the Game or Basic Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the Game or Basic Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for Questions about the Game or Basic </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Do it </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt the Game or Basic Activity </li></ul>DDADA 49
  50. 50. <ul><li>Select an activity from the Back Pocket Program Hints book. </li></ul><ul><li>Select one-two people from your group that will conduct the activity for the table to their left. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your newly acquired skills to explain the activity. </li></ul>How to Lead an Activity 50
  51. 51. Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods <ul><li>Lesson One: Individual, Small and Large Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Lead an Activity </li></ul>Summary 51
  52. 52. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys & Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six : Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul><Insert Session Name> Topic Four: Understanding Children & Adolescents 52
  53. 53. <ul><li>Create recommendations for Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and Inclusion Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Explain Developmental Characteristics of Youth </li></ul>By the end of this topic, you will be able to: Topic Four: Understanding Children & Adolescents 53
  54. 54. <ul><li>Lesson One: Overview of Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and Inclusion Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Developmental Characteristics </li></ul>Overview of Lessons Topic Four: Understanding Children & Adolescents 54
  55. 55. Overview of Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and inclusion Considerations <ul><ul><li>Create an environment that promotes equality and mutual respect among girls and boys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat all girls and boys with equal amounts of attention, equally high expectations, and the same respect and dignity </li></ul></ul>Gender Considerations 55
  56. 56. Overview of Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and inclusion Considerations <ul><li>Help young people recognize the potential in themselves and others and value the diversity of our nation’s people. For this reason, effective program planning must take into account the diverse backgrounds of Club members. </li></ul>Cultural, Diversity and Socioeconomic Considerations 56
  57. 57. Overview of Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and inclusion Considerations Inclusion: Children with disabilities: 57 <ul><li>like their typically-developing peers, have all kinds of interests </li></ul><ul><li>have abilities, along with their disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>are already Club members, and many more would benefit from the sense of belonging that is the Boys & Girls Club experience </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Research considerations for your groups’ assigned topic </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepare to report your findings </li></ul>Recommendations for Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and inclusion Considerations Gender Socioeconomic Diversity Inclusion Considerations 58
  59. 59. <ul><li>Lesson One: Overview of Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and inclusion Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Developmental Characteristics </li></ul>Overview of Lessons Topic Four: Understanding Children & Adolescents 59
  60. 60. Developmental Characteristics <ul><li>Why is it important to consider members ages? </li></ul>60
  61. 61. Developmental Characteristics <ul><li>6-9 </li></ul><ul><li>10-12 </li></ul><ul><li>13-15 </li></ul><ul><li>16-18 </li></ul>Age Groupings 61
  62. 62. Developmental Characteristics <ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>Developmental Areas 62
  63. 63. <ul><li>Identify developmental needs and characteristics of your assigned age group </li></ul><ul><li>Record your group’s responses on flip chart paper </li></ul><ul><li>In turn, each group will present their identified needs and characteristics for their assigned age group </li></ul>Exploring the Development of Children and Youth 63
  64. 64. Developmental Characteristics <ul><li>How would you relate these considerations to planning program? </li></ul>64
  65. 65. <ul><li>Lesson One: Overview of Gender, Diversity, Socioeconomic and inclusion Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Developmental Characteristics </li></ul>Summary Topic Four: Understanding Children & Adolescents 65
  66. 66. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys & Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six : Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul><Insert Session Name> Topic Five: Core Program Areas 66
  67. 67. Topic Five: Core Program Areas <ul><li>Define the five core program areas </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a list of possible programs that could be implemented in your Club </li></ul>By the end of this topic, you will be able to: 67
  68. 68. Topic Five: Core Program Areas <ul><li>Lesson One: The Five Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Fixed or Choice? </li></ul>Overview of Lessons 68
  69. 69. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>Overall Club Program </li></ul><ul><li>Core Program </li></ul><ul><li>A Specific Program </li></ul>69
  70. 70. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>Overall Club program encompasses the entire range of activities and services available </li></ul>70
  71. 71. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>A Core Program Area is a grouping of activities and services along common disciplines deemed important to the growth and development of children </li></ul>71
  72. 72. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>Character and Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Life Skills </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Sports, Fitness and Recreation </li></ul>There are five Core Program Areas: 72
  73. 73. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>A specific program is part of a Core Program Area, such as a basketball program (Sports, Fitness and Recreation) or the Keystone Club program (Character and Leadership Development). </li></ul>73
  74. 74. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>A Program: </li></ul><ul><li>is planned; </li></ul><ul><li>is designed to achieve stated goals and objectives; </li></ul><ul><li>is conducted for a specific audience; </li></ul><ul><li>is conducted over a specific period of time; </li></ul><ul><li>uses specific delivery methods; and </li></ul><ul><li>measures and evaluates achievement of goals and objectives </li></ul>All programs have common characteristics. 74
  75. 75. <ul><li>Select a volunteer to lead the group at your table </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm as many programs as you can think of in their assigned area. Think about existing programs as well as new creative programs. Think “out of the box” </li></ul><ul><li>Post the programs on flip chart paper </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to present your list </li></ul>Core Program 75
  76. 76. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><ul><li>Character and Leadership Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Career Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Life Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports, Fitness and Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized Initiatives </li></ul></ul>National Program Fact Sheet 76
  77. 77. The Five Core Program Areas <ul><li>The Five Core Program Areas provide an overall framework for programming in a Boys & Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Every Club should provide a diverse program that will attract and retain boys and girls with a wide variety of interests and needs </li></ul>77
  78. 78. Topic Five: Core Program Areas <ul><li>Lesson One: The Five Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Fixed or Choice? </li></ul>Overview of Lessons 78
  79. 79. Fixed or Choice? <ul><li>Should Club members be allowed complete freedom of choice in selecting Core Programs or should they occasionally be “fixed” into areas to get exposure? </li></ul>79
  80. 80. <ul><li>Place yourself against the wall at a spot consistent with your belief. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to choose one end or the other, you may fall between the two choices. </li></ul>Human Continuum 80
  81. 81. Fixed or Choice? <ul><li>help young people cultivate their interests </li></ul><ul><li>grow their talents and; </li></ul><ul><li>meet the developmental tasks needed to grow </li></ul>A Matter of Choice Effective Club operations provide the types of opportunities that: 81
  82. 82. Topic Five: Core Program Areas <ul><li>Lesson One: The Five Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: Fixed or Choice? </li></ul>Summary 82
  83. 83. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys & Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six : Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul><Insert Session Name> Topic Six: Planning & Promoting Program 83
  84. 84. <ul><li>Apply common characteristics of planning a specific program. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice promoting a Club Program </li></ul><ul><li>Create an overall Club Program utilizing program considerations </li></ul>By the end of this topic you will be able to: Topic Six: Planning & Promoting Program 84
  85. 85. <ul><li>Lesson One: How to Plan a Specific Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Promote your Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: Planning an Overall Club Program </li></ul>Overview of Lessons Topic Six: Planning & Promoting Program 85
  86. 86. How to Plan a Specific Program <ul><li>is planned </li></ul><ul><li>is designed for a specific audience </li></ul><ul><li>is conducted over a specific period of time </li></ul><ul><li>utilizes specific delivery methods </li></ul><ul><li>measures and evaluates achievements of goals and outcomes </li></ul>A Specific Program: 86
  87. 87. <ul><li>Program Name </li></ul><ul><li>Core Program Area </li></ul><ul><li>How often will the program meet? </li></ul><ul><li>Age group </li></ul><ul><li>Program Description </li></ul><ul><li>Program Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the Five Key Elements </li></ul>Program Planning Form 87
  88. 88. How to Plan a Specific Program <ul><li>By the end of the Cooking Club program members will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify what foods should be included in a healthy diet; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demonstrate food preparation basics to increase self-sufficiency. </li></ul></ul>A Program Outcome is something you can measure 88
  89. 89. <ul><li>Individually, think of a NEW program you would like to implement in your Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The program cannot be a National Program or a program you have already implemented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be creative! </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the Program Planning form </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have completed, share your programs with others in your small groups </li></ul>Planning a Specific Program 89
  90. 90. How to Plan a Specific Program <ul><li>attract young people to Boys & Girls Clubs and to specific programs by presenting them in a way that motivates young people to participate </li></ul><ul><li>develop programs that provide valuable learning and impart important skills </li></ul><ul><li>attract young people and if young people do not find them enjoyable, they will be of little value </li></ul>It is your job as professionals to: 90
  91. 91. <ul><li>Lesson One: How to Plan a Specific Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Promote your Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: Planning an Overall Club Program </li></ul>Overview of Lessons Topic Six: Planning & Promoting Program 91
  92. 92. How to Promote your Program <ul><li>Fun and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting to all members </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Impart important skills </li></ul><ul><li>Provide valuable learning </li></ul>Program: 92
  93. 93. How to Promote your Program <ul><li>Flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>bulletin boards </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>word of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>local newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking/ web sites </li></ul>93
  94. 94. How to Promote your Program <ul><li>A Great Title - Momma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera </li></ul><ul><li>Hype and Advertisement – Generates excitement, makes you want to go, teases, something magnificent </li></ul><ul><li>A Grand Opening Number – something spectacular happens in the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>A Big Finale – Everyone ends up on stage, taking bows, getting flowers and receiving bravos </li></ul>Every successful play on Broadway has a four-component winning strategy: 94
  95. 95. <ul><li>In small groups, select one program at each table that was created in the last activity </li></ul><ul><li>Work together utilizing the “Broadway Approach” to promote the program </li></ul><ul><li>Post on flip chart paper </li></ul>The Broadway Approach 95
  96. 96. How to Promote your Program <ul><li>PROMOTE! </li></ul><ul><li>PROMOTE! </li></ul><ul><li>PROMOTE! </li></ul><ul><li>PROMOTE! </li></ul>96
  97. 97. <ul><li>Lesson One: How to Plan a Specific Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Promote your Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: Planning an Overall Club Program </li></ul>Overview of Lessons Topic Six: Planning & Promoting Program 97
  98. 98. Planning an Overall Club Program <ul><li>Developmentally appropriate program opportunities for all age groups </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified programs in all five Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Varied methods of program delivery, including small group, large group and individual opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development into all aspects of the overall program </li></ul>Putting it together!! 98
  99. 99. Planning an Overall Club Program <ul><li>The best way for you to remember all the tasks involved with planning program is to practice incorporating them into a Club situation </li></ul>99
  100. 100. <ul><li>Games Room </li></ul><ul><li>Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Room </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Center/Technology Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Play Ground Area </li></ul>Your Club has a: Your hours are 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. You have five staff (two full- time and three part- time) and 150 Club members. You also have two volunteers 100
  101. 101. Planning an Overall Club Program <ul><li>What did you find most difficult? </li></ul><ul><li>What was simple? </li></ul><ul><li>What was confusing? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you follow the steps of the checklist? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you consider? </li></ul>Scheduling 101
  102. 102. <ul><li>Lesson One: How to Plan a Specific Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Two: How to Promote your Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Three: Planning an Overall Club Program </li></ul>Summary Topic Six: Planning & Promoting Program 102
  103. 103. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys & Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six : Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul><Insert Session Name> Topic Seven: Evaluation & Assessment 103
  104. 104. <ul><li>Recognize the three basic levels of program evaluation and assessment </li></ul>By the end of this topic you will be able to: Topic Seven: Evaluation & Assessment 104
  105. 105. <ul><li>Lesson One: Program Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul>Overview of Lessons Topic Seven: Evaluation & Assessment 105
  106. 106. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Level 1: Membership, Attendance and Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2: Club and Organizational Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3: Outcomes and Strategic Measurement </li></ul>Measurement strategies should address three levels of measurement : 106
  107. 107. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>How many young people attend the Club and participate in programs? </li></ul><ul><li>How often and over what length of time? </li></ul>Level 1: Membership, Attendance and Participation 107
  108. 108. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Reach - the percentage of Club members who participate </li></ul><ul><li>Average attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency - How often do members participate? </li></ul><ul><li>Duration - How long do members participate? </li></ul>Attendance can be measured by: 108
  109. 109. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Research suggests that youth that attend: </li></ul><ul><li>52 times per year are more likely to demonstrate positive outcomes in the three key impact areas; </li></ul><ul><li>104 or more per year are likely to demonstrate an even larger number of positive outcomes </li></ul>109
  110. 110. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>How well is the Club performing as indicated on regular assessments? How can it improve the quality of its program? </li></ul>Level 2: Club and Organizational Assessment: 110
  111. 111. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>How well is the Club performing on regular assessments? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you improve the quality of the program? </li></ul>Level 2: Club and Organizational Assessment: 111
  112. 112. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Impact Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Development Outcome Measurement Tool Kit </li></ul>Two methods: 112
  113. 113. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, Positive Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities & Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Teens </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Club Operations </li></ul>Topic Areas 113
  114. 114. <ul><li>Excelling (4) – Demonstrates innovation and creativity in delivery of services. </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing (3) – Is above average in the delivery of services. </li></ul><ul><li>Operating (2) – Satisfactorily meets criteria outlined in the quality statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing (1) – Basic level of implementation; needs additional work and training. </li></ul>Impact Assessment Safe Positive Environment 114
  115. 115. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>help create a vision of quality program and motivating staff to work as a team </li></ul><ul><li>be used in conjunction with participation data to develop plans for increasing the number of youth served and the frequency of their participation </li></ul>The Impact Assessment can: 115
  116. 116. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Assesses the degree to which members have acquired skills, competencies and attitudes in specific areas, while assessing the impact that the Boys & Girls Club has on young people </li></ul>Youth Development Outcome Measurement Tool Kit 116
  117. 117. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>The online tool can be accessed from the Youth Development section, under Planning and Evaluation, on www.bgca.net </li></ul>Youth Development Outcome Measurement Tool Kit 117
  118. 118. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>Academic Success </li></ul><ul><li>Good Character & Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Lifestyles </li></ul>Level 3: Outcomes and Strategic Measurement- Targeted Programs 118
  119. 119. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>STEP 1 – Planning Your Measurement Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 2 – Tracking Attendance and Program Participation </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 3 – Locating and Collecting Data </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 4 – Understanding and Using Your Data </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 5 – Communicating Your Results </li></ul>Five key steps to developing a measurement strategy 119
  120. 120. Program Evaluation and Assessment <ul><li>More information is also available online at www.bgca.net/demonstratingimpact. </li></ul>Demonstrating Impact: A Step-by-Step Guide to Outcome Measurement 120
  121. 121. <ul><li>Lesson One: Program Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul>Summary Topic Seven: Evaluation & Assessment 121
  122. 122. <ul><li>Topic One: What is a Boys & Girls Club? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Two: Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Three: Program Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Four: Understanding Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Five: Core Program Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Six : Planning and Promoting Program </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Seven: Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul><Insert Session Name> Conclusion 122
  123. 123. <ul><li>Describe Boys & Girls Clubs Mission, and core characteristics Recognize BGCA’s formula for impact </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the five Key Elements of Impact. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the three approaches to program delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Create recommendations for gender, diversity, socioeconomic and inclusion consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Explain developmental characteristics of youth </li></ul>At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: 123
  124. 124. <ul><li>Define the five core program areas and develop a list of possible programs that could be implemented in your Club </li></ul><ul><li>Apply common characteristics of planning a specific program </li></ul><ul><li>Practice promoting a Club Program </li></ul><ul><li>Create an overall Club program utilizing program considerations. Recognize the three basic levels of program evaluation and assessment </li></ul>Continued: 124
  125. 125. Conclusion <ul><li>JEOPARDY! </li></ul>125
  126. 126. Program Basics <ul><li>KIDS VOTE WITH THEIR FEET! </li></ul>126
  127. 127. Program Basics Workshop Thank you! 127

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