Youth as actors of social change Youth Engagement Continuum Action Week Leadership-training Dirk De Block – D'Broej vzw
Youth engagement... Mission impossible? <ul><li>“ Youth are no longer interested in committing, engaging themselves” </li>...
Indications of some strange motivational force field... <ul><li>El Hoceima earthquake shook more than we thought... </li><...
First try: the leadership training <ul><li>18-22 year </li></ul><ul><li>Potential volontary and interested in debates </li...
First try: the leadership training <ul><li>Collectivizing individual experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Against individual ...
Results of our first try <ul><li>4 groups of youth leaders (in 8 years) </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 boys, 1/3 girlsan 10 avondse...
Results of our first try <ul><li>Several leaders work in the social sector, social-cultural and social-economics </li></ul...
Limits of our first try <ul><li>Motivated young leaders did not find their place in our youth centres </li></ul><ul><li>Ar...
Second try: The Action Week <ul><li>An audio-visual toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>www.dbroej.be/toolkit </li></ul>
Second try: The Action Week 8 steps <ul><li>Groupbuilding </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Choose </li></ul><ul>...
We did not invent anything... <ul><li>Objectif Oriented Planning (Project Cycle Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Freire's ped...
Youth Organizing <ul><li>Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Engagement Continuum </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proces Youth Organizing <ul><li>Development and Skill Training </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach and New Member Recruitment </li>...
Aknowledgments... <ul><li>Touria Aziz and Alhambra for their inspiring exemple and engagement in the aftermaths of the Kur...
Summary - Slogan <ul><li>That's up to you! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Youth as actors of social change Youth Engagement Continuum Action Week Leadership-training Dirk De Block – D'Broej vzw
  2. 2. Youth engagement... Mission impossible? <ul><li>“ Youth are no longer interested in committing, engaging themselves” </li></ul><ul><li>“ A leadership-training of one year? They won't last!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You want to change the world? Utopian!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why don't you just propose them a animator-training?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You're working with an elite!” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Indications of some strange motivational force field... <ul><li>El Hoceima earthquake shook more than we thought... </li></ul><ul><li>When a playing ground gets serious business </li></ul><ul><li>Can an issue be too hot to handle? Palestine... </li></ul>
  4. 4. First try: the leadership training <ul><li>18-22 year </li></ul><ul><li>Potential volontary and interested in debates </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding our personal experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Group dynamics and leadership-attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Project-managing skills </li></ul>
  5. 5. First try: the leadership training <ul><li>Collectivizing individual experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Against individual victim blaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning to see the structural, collective root mechanisms behind exclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The causes are social, not cultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Against culturalizing and racist reflexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We're in it together! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So why no try to take it on together? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Results of our first try <ul><li>4 groups of youth leaders (in 8 years) </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 boys, 1/3 girlsan 10 avondsessies </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting projects: documentaries – multicultural soccertornament – intergenerational exchange between children and third age – peercounseling against dropout – action against crowded classrooms – exchange between police and youth – documentary about youth that engage themselves – video-inquiry on reasons for schooldropout </li></ul>
  7. 7. Results of our first try <ul><li>Several leaders work in the social sector, social-cultural and social-economics </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders are administrator in youth centre </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders went back to school, took up language courses </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders engaged themselves in political activities </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders organized their own cultural events </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders acted as spokespersones for neighbourhood youth </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders realized their own project (exchanges, expositions, etc.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Limits of our first try <ul><li>Motivated young leaders did not find their place in our youth centres </li></ul><ul><li>Are the youth workers convinced that we have to take on together with the youth their issues? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Second try: The Action Week <ul><li>An audio-visual toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>www.dbroej.be/toolkit </li></ul>
  10. 10. Second try: The Action Week 8 steps <ul><li>Groupbuilding </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Choose </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Valuate </li></ul><ul><li>Party! </li></ul>
  11. 11. We did not invent anything... <ul><li>Objectif Oriented Planning (Project Cycle Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Freire's pedagogy of the oppressed </li></ul><ul><li>Alinsky's community work and social action </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Child-to-Child </li></ul>
  12. 12. Youth Organizing <ul><li>Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Engagement Continuum </li></ul>
  13. 19. Proces Youth Organizing <ul><li>Development and Skill Training </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach and New Member Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Community Assessment and Issue Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign Development and Implementation </li></ul>
  14. 20. Aknowledgments... <ul><li>Touria Aziz and Alhambra for their inspiring exemple and engagement in the aftermaths of the Kureghem-riots of 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Marie De Leener for her support and methodological expertise, for writing the leadership-training manual </li></ul><ul><li>Bruno Bauwens for making the Action Week a succes, and writing the manual for the toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Van Kerckhoven for realizing the audio-visual material for the toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>FCYO for giving us the YEC </li></ul><ul><li>Makarenko, for helping me through some tough times with his pedagogical optimism </li></ul>
  15. 21. Summary - Slogan <ul><li>That's up to you! </li></ul>

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