YOUTH PARTICIPATION How to get youth to participate in the community and coalition.
<ul><li>ENGAGE </li></ul><ul><li>THEM IN </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIVITIES  </li></ul><ul><li>THEY  </li></ul><ul><li>ENJOY! </...
Volunteering to be waiters at Breakfast with Santa!
PRESENTATIONS TO 6 TH  GRADE CLASSROOMS ON HOW TO STAY ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
Three groups of the Hutch High Leadership Club gave presentations to 13 different 6 th  grade classrooms!
RED RIBBON WEEK <ul><li>Daily activities at Hutchinson High School to promote drug free youth. </li></ul><ul><li>Activitie...
Give to worthy causes <ul><li>Sell beads from Bead for Life for Diversity Days at High School with all proceeds to go to S...
INCREASE YOUTH ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION AT COALITION MEETINGS COALITION MEETINGS
<ul><li>HAVE YOUTH DO PRESENTATIONS AT COALITION MEETINGS! </li></ul>
<ul><li>HOST A LARGE ANNUAL EVENT AND RECOGNIZE YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS FOR ALL THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY. </li></ul>
HOLD COALITION MEETINGS AT TIMES WHEN YOUTH CAN ATTEND. <ul><li>CHANGE MEETING TIMES FROM NOON AND LUNCHEONS TO 4:00 AFTER...
HOLD YOUTH FOCUS SESSION  <ul><li>Established a youth statement </li></ul><ul><li>Identified what youth value </li></ul><u...
Take youth to leadership summits and conferences.
Kansas Youth Leadership Summit <ul><li>Youth from the Hutchinson and Buhler Leadership groups work on creating an “Action ...
More Summit! <ul><li>Youth attend breakout sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with other youth at other schools around state ...
Check out YouTube for these great dances learned at TABS!!! <ul><li>Look for Bill Cordes and the following dances: </li></...
Overview of Youth Participation <ul><li>Choosing – youth can choose which activities they wish to participate in. </li></u...
ACCOMPLISHMENTS <ul><li>Seven of the youth leadership kids are trained to be facilitators for Strengthening Families 10-14...
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  1. 1. YOUTH PARTICIPATION How to get youth to participate in the community and coalition.
  2. 2. <ul><li>ENGAGE </li></ul><ul><li>THEM IN </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>THEY </li></ul><ul><li>ENJOY! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Volunteering to be waiters at Breakfast with Santa!
  4. 4. PRESENTATIONS TO 6 TH GRADE CLASSROOMS ON HOW TO STAY ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
  5. 5. Three groups of the Hutch High Leadership Club gave presentations to 13 different 6 th grade classrooms!
  6. 6. RED RIBBON WEEK <ul><li>Daily activities at Hutchinson High School to promote drug free youth. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities at Hutchinson Middle School 8 to encourage youth to be alcohol and drug free. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Give to worthy causes <ul><li>Sell beads from Bead for Life for Diversity Days at High School with all proceeds to go to South Africa to families living in poverty. </li></ul>
  8. 8. INCREASE YOUTH ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION AT COALITION MEETINGS COALITION MEETINGS
  9. 9. <ul><li>HAVE YOUTH DO PRESENTATIONS AT COALITION MEETINGS! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>HOST A LARGE ANNUAL EVENT AND RECOGNIZE YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS FOR ALL THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY. </li></ul>
  11. 11. HOLD COALITION MEETINGS AT TIMES WHEN YOUTH CAN ATTEND. <ul><li>CHANGE MEETING TIMES FROM NOON AND LUNCHEONS TO 4:00 AFTER SCHOOL. </li></ul>
  12. 12. HOLD YOUTH FOCUS SESSION <ul><li>Established a youth statement </li></ul><ul><li>Identified what youth value </li></ul><ul><li>Formed youth responsibilities to the coalition and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Formed adult responsibilities to the youth </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged youth to be full participants and not just tokens </li></ul>
  13. 13. Take youth to leadership summits and conferences.
  14. 14. Kansas Youth Leadership Summit <ul><li>Youth from the Hutchinson and Buhler Leadership groups work on creating an “Action Plan” for 2010-11 school year. </li></ul>
  15. 15. More Summit! <ul><li>Youth attend breakout sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with other youth at other schools around state </li></ul><ul><li>Meet for large group sessions </li></ul>
  16. 16. Check out YouTube for these great dances learned at TABS!!! <ul><li>Look for Bill Cordes and the following dances: </li></ul><ul><li>Shark Week Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Respect Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Seatbelt Dance </li></ul><ul><li>The yearly summit was lots of work but fun for all!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to KFP and KDOT for yearly support of the summit. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Overview of Youth Participation <ul><li>Choosing – youth can choose which activities they wish to participate in. </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making – youth can meet on a regular basis to discuss and modify existing program rules and regulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning – youth can meet regularly to plan future programs and community activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing – youth can engage in program evaluation activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating – youth can regularly present programs to others such as community audiences, funders, stakeholders, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>(Advancing Youth Development Curriculum) </li></ul>
  18. 18. ACCOMPLISHMENTS <ul><li>Seven of the youth leadership kids are trained to be facilitators for Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Leadership Group as grown from 8 in 2006 to 45 in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>On average, 10-15 youth attend coalition meetings on a regular basis. </li></ul>

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