Youth Leadership


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Youth Leadership

  1. 1. Your Role in Youth Success at Work and Beyond Presented by Virginia Nonaca Chavez 1
  2. 2. Welcome toMake and Take Youth LeadershipBefore we begin… Please sign in using your text box. 1. Agency Name and number of people expected to attend today 2. About your group -- Will you have people attending today’s webinar who are SPECIFICALLY working with youth programs? 3. Name of people wishing to receive CEUs for this webinar (example: Jodi Rudick, CEUs) If anyone in your group has not yet watched the 3 minute Trailer at, please show it for your group before we begin. (Make sure to open a new window or tab if viewing the video. Do NOT close out of the webinar room! ) Icebreaker Question… Please discuss and list some of the Youth Development Programs (formal or informal you were involved in when you were a “kid?” 2
  3. 3. Desktop Education for Parks And Recreation Welcome and Sign-In • We will mute all phonePlease sign in (by typing lines before we the chat box): • YOU will be not be speaking during the webinar. However,• Agency Name and number YOU WILL use the webinar chat of people expected to and feedback box often. attend today • Phone audio is much more reliable than computer audio. If• About your group -- Will you are listening through your you have people attending computer speakers and have today’s webinar who are audio problems during the SPECIFICALLY working webinar PLEASE dial in to the with youth programs? conference number• Name of people wishing to 718.432.3900. Conference ID# receive CEUs for this 890590 webinar (example: Jodi • Have you downloaded and Rudick, CEUs printed a copy of your handouts? (Sent in today’s reminder update.) 3
  4. 4. Two Part ActivityTell us about Your AgencyOur agency is very committed to creating or offering programs which specifically focus on youth leadership.• In your text box list some of the youth leadership programs you offer. 4
  5. 5. OPENING ACTIVITYWhere does the United States rate academically compared to 28 other developing nations?a. 5th Placeb. 10th Placec. 15th Placed. 20th Place 5
  6. 6. Name the Next GenerationA. I Generation (Igen) F. Gen ZB. Gen Tech G. Post Generation (Post Gen)C. Gen WII H. Gen NextD. Net Gen I. Homeland Generation J. Pluralist GenerationE. Digital Natives Type the name you think best depicts the NEXT generation. Tell us why you chose this answer!
  7. 7. Traits of Gen Z (?) Early1990s-2010• Highly “Connected” - Lifelong use of communication and media technology (Digital Natives) World Wide Web Instant Messaging Text Messaging Mobile Phone• Pluralist Generation - Reflects their ethnic composition most diverse generation (Last to have a Caucasian Majority)• Least likely to believe in the “American Dream”• First generation to earn less than their parents.
  8. 8. “No Action WITHOUT Research andNo Research WITHOUT Action” --KURT LEWIN (Cooper Jackson, 2006, p. 139)
  9. 9. QUESTIONS TO ASKwhen planning youth activities• Why are you doing the activity?• What are you trying to change or achieve in youth development in the activity?• How are you going to measure youth success and what is the outcome you hope for? “If what you are doing in youth development is not working why are you doing the same things? And why do you expect to get different results”
  10. 10. Test Your Youth IQ - Diplomas• What percentage of public high school students fail to graduate?A. 15%B. 25%C. 25%D. 35% 10
  11. 11. Test Your Youth IQ - Obesity• How many of today’s 12 – 19 year olds are overweight?A. 1 in 100B. 1 in 25C. 1 in 12D. 1 in 6 11
  12. 12. Test Your Youth IQ - Suicide• How many high school students admit that they have attempted suicide?A. 1 in 100B. 1 in 25C. 1 in 12D. 1 in 6 12
  13. 13. How did you do? WHAT WE KNOW• Approximately 25% of all public high school students fail to graduate*• Approximately one in six American children between the ages 6-19 are overweight.• 1 in 12 high school students has attempted suicide• Nearly 1.6 million 12-19 year-olds are victims of violent crimesStudy: “Every Child Every Promise” - A report from America’s Promise Alliance
  14. 14. Handout ACTIVITY # 1What is your community doing to deal with these issues?A Better Question How are you engaging youthto deal with their own issues?
  15. 15. Pre-Webinar Assignment #1Review CPRS Youth Development ResourcesDEFINING YOUTH DEVELOPMENT A framework addressing human needs for the healthy growth of young people, including competencies (knowledge, skills, behaviors, values) necessary for adult success. CPRS Youth Development Committee
  16. 16. PRINCIPLES TO SUCCESS• Treating youth as an equal partner• A safe & caring environment• A positive relationship with a caring adult• An opportunity to be involved in meaningful activities• Competencies (SKILLS) needed to be a successful adult
  17. 17. Handout Activity #2 REALITY CHECK RESULTS NOT IN PLACEOn your handout VALUE RANK each principle 1-5.1 being the principle your community needs to work on (not inplace yet) to 5 what’s in place in your community. Use eachnumber only once.Treating youth as an equal partnerA safe and caring environmentA positive relationship with a caring adultAn opportunity to be involved in meaningful activitiesCompetencies (SKILLS) needed to be a successful adult
  18. 18. Room for Improvement…Of the items listed in the previous activity: • Treating youth as an equal partner • A safe and caring environment • A positive relationship with a caring adult • An opportunity to be involved in meaningful activities • Competencies neededplease discuss and type in your text box the principles that your agency most needs to incorporate into it’s youth development culture
  19. 19. Handout ACTIVITY #3 In your group…• Describe why you selected this principle as your first choice?• List some steps that can be implemented to achieve this principle in your community.• List three partners to assist you.
  20. 20. Outcomes of SuccessYouth who participated in our model will be more likely:1. To graduate from high-school2. To attend college/trade school for 1+ years3. Not to be involved in the juvenile justice system4. To Volunteer in other community activities5. To come back to our program (become a mentor)
  21. 21. YOUTH MODELS .• Search Institute - Asset Building 40• America’s Promise - 4 Key Promises • Caring Adults • Safe Places • A Healthy Start • Effective Education Opportunities to Serve Other• Community That Cares - Youth Bonded• Leadership Concepts, Inc - Train and EngageTell us which model (if any) yourcommunity is using.
  22. 22. MAKE AN IMPACT• Training youth in skills such as group dynamics, project planning, personal goal setting, leadership…• Engage them in the process as peer trainers• Mentor them to adulthood• Utilize as mentors for other youth
  23. 23. HOW TO DO IT?• Train in a skill and engage them in an activity• Find the trainers through partnership in the community or existing staff• Come to the CPRS Teen Leadership Academy
  24. 24. Did you watch the videos?At least ONE PERSON in our group watched both videos listed in the PRE-WEBINAR assignment 24
  25. 25. Pre-Webinar Assignment #3 Video Review -- Inocente Discuss and answer in the text box…• How can a mentor put a child on the right path?• How did one activity change the life of a child? 25
  26. 26. Pre-Webinar Assignment #3 Video Review “Caine’s Arcade”• Please discuss with your group and answer the following in your text …• What did this adult mentor do to help this 9 year‐old succeed?• How does the community (world) benefit from the strengths of one child? 26
  27. 27. Handout ACTIVITY #4 STAFF EXERCISEThink of five characteristics essentialfor a leader.Using these five characteristics createa recipe for a leader using cookingterms such as mix, boil, blend…Share with us via your text box…
  28. 28. Put in 2 cups ofcaring. Add a dash ofdetermination. Blend in mounds of goals.Mix in responsibility.Sprinkle in a positive attitude. Bake until a leader arises.
  29. 29. The IMPACT of Developing Youth Leaders• A capable workforce will enable us as a nation to compete in global markets.• Successful youth programs will prepare youth to be more competitive in the workforce, more responsible citizens to deal with their own welfare, less people in the criminal justice system, and economic benefits to the society’s growth.• The financial future of this nation depends on communities that nurture their future citizens to success.“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela 29
  30. 30. Where to Learn more… Websites to Explore• - Scholarships• www.collegeboard - Activities for college• - List of asset resources• - Read their Annual Report• care.aspxn - Prevention and research based 30
  31. 31. Share Your Resources…Pre- Webinar Assignment Review• Please list one of the resources you discovered and found valuable when you Googled “Youth Development Approaches.”• What about this resource did you find valuable? 31
  32. 32. Now you know… TODAY’s LEARNING OUTCOMES• Communicate the fundamental principles of youth and leadership development in creating a framework for existing youth programming• Discuss the role of youth advisors in encouraging youth leaders• List and review outcomes that can evaluate and promote program success• Identify resource tools and tips for youth training
  33. 33. Webinar References• America’s Promise (2007). Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action. Washington: DC. America’s Promise. Retrieved:•• Armstrong, B. (1996). “Creating whole villages to raise whole children.” Western Cities Magazine. May 1996 pp 6-9. Sacramento, CA: League of California Cities.• Brideland, J.M., Diluilo, J.J. & Morison, K. B. (2006). The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts. Washington, D.C.: Peter D. Hart Research Associates.• 03/naming-the-next-generation/54737518/1
  34. 34. PARTING THOUGHTS“He who saves a single life, saves the entire world” --Inscribed on a ring given to Oscar Schindler 34
  35. 35. Where will you go from here?Please list the most valuable ideas,strategies, thingsyou got out of this webinar… 35
  36. 36. Feedback please…How strongly do you agree with this statement… This webinar helped us explore and focus on creating ayouth development strategy for our agency or programs. 36
  37. 37. Thank you for your hard work! • Virginia’s email: • Don’t hesitate to contact Virginia about how to launch or implement a Youth Leadership Program in your organization. 37
  38. 38. Next Month’s Webinar…• Marie Knight, City of Orange• Make and Take Conflict Resolution: Faceto Face with Life’s Challenges 38