Stereotypes of youth Story about Elijah’s Bedroom 5 cultural shifts that “make our youth this way” – Moratorium, Cultural Anxieties, Child Labor, Great Depression, High School (CHRIS - click to make this appear after I’ve told the story of Elijah’s bedroom.)
(CHRIS - this slide has a lot of animation as it displays multiple photographs) Prior to the 20th century you were either a child or an adult . . .
Hall’s theories have all but been debunked, but their residue still lingers in our culture’s views of youth and practices of youth work.
society’s anxiety about these three issues merged with Hall’s theory mixed messages of moratorium and hero
Goal was to eliminate all children from the work force. 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act was passed and nearly all forms of child labor became illegal. might not have passed if it wasn’t for the Great Depression of the 1930’s children’s safety AND unemployed adult men
many young people were out of work but were not necessarily in school
These cultural shifts combined to create the “petri dish” in which youth culture began to grow.
CHRIS - I will explain the four characteristics in order, just click them so they appear as I speak about them one at a time. Then click to display the question as I bring it up.
Explanation Story/ Example – Julia Dorn, birthday bags for homeless since age 4 Question: How would this view of young people change what your congregation does?
Explanation Story/ Example – Zak covered all his labels with patches with crosses Question: How would this view of young people change what your congregation does?
Explanation Story/ Example – Malik Stewart lost to Mitchell McKee, took time to shake Mitchell’s fathers hand. Question: How would this view of young people change what your congregation does?
Explanation Story/ Example – Spencer and the cat Question: How would this view of young people change what your congregation does?
DISCUSSION: How would this framework change you congregation’s ministry with young people? (Let participants share some of their thoughts) Questions? Comments?
Transcript of "PD2014 Framing Youth"
The Practice Discipleship Initiative
March 10, 2014
Practice Discipleship Initiative
Leadership Development for the sake of Faith Formation
1. “Framing Life Biblically”
2. “Framing Youth”
3. “Framing Failure with Forgiveness”
4. “Framing Christian Community”
5. “Framing the Vision: Seeing Things New”
6. “Framing the Path: Practicing Things New”
Dr. Jeremy Myers
Jeremy Myers | Augsburg College
1.Recognize the source of our stereotypes
2.Understand how this view of youth limits our
ministry with them
3.Begin imagining a new way of thinking about
youth & how it might shape our ministry
2. Cultural Anxieties
3. Child Labor Laws
4. The Great Depression
5. The High School
•Unique phase of life
•Storm and stress
Jeremy Myers Dawn Trautman
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