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  • Put a poster board/post it pad (large) on the front area. Four sections with the following words: programs, personnel, participants, partnerships.
  • Put on 3 minutes before start time.
  • We’ve all joined in to be apart of solutions for our communities. Amidst the funding, programs, advertising, efforts we put in, how do we ensure successful engagement by the people we serve? We all understand that it’s an ongoing process; we realize many positive interactions do occur. Today, we’ll examine four major areas to consider to pursue Great Lands, Great Neighborhoods. But first, a look at why the title “Failure to Launch”
  • Terry Carlile enjoys taking movie or tv themes and relate them to our everyday work. He’s developed workshops like “Jed’s Poverty Hills” based on CBS sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies” 16 Blocks…the power of the belief of change Gilligan’s Island for team building exercises. Terry’s Failure to Launch is from the 2006 Romantic Comedy, starring, Sarah Jessica Parker, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates, and…. What’s his name? (the ladies always shout it out)…yea, Matthew McConaughey (native of my East Texas!) [Click and read the movie review] [click for the underline words] [click for the application for us, that we’ll summarize at the end]
  • The four areas we’ll quickly review. You know, if we never get honest about our status, can we really build better communities?
  • Failure to Launch relates the illustration of the force needed for the shuttle to escape earth’s gravitational pull. The forces of poverty can be related to the g force. Youth enrolled in a structured program that encourages breaking the cycle of poverty will be faced with a lot of challenges that can be overcome. There are resources, programs and most importantly, people who care that are involved in the youth’s endeavor. No one expects immediate change, although it can be a reality. No one expects a turnaround in a 30 day period. All involved realize it’s a transitional process. However, when a youth makes a commitment with a program, the agency needs a structured program that will give the youth the tools and environment to grow. A case management strategy tailored with the youth’s specific needs is always a necessity. But what is the “pace” of our program? “ Hello welcome, sign here, see you in a month!” may be the all too common scenario. And then we’re curious why our attrition rate is so high. Man’s quest to conquer space started with a mission. All the logistics, engineering, structure and details all took time to configure all the components needed to come together for success. If the space vehicle never had the energy to break free from the earth’s gravity, you can forget the whole project.
  • You can skip this slide if you want to. Program designs are essential. Does your staff know your design? Do the participants know the projected outcomes? What is needed for participation? Timelines?
  • What is your purpose? Mission statement? Do you have a design that points toward improvement? Self-sufficiency? Break the dependency upon Federal, local and other funds? CLICK Is your program: measureable? Manageable? Marketable?
  • On your worksheet, where is your program at? In a few minutes, we’ll put the color stickers on this board to see where we are as a group.
  • How’s your staff? They are you’re capital asset! Build them, and they’ll build the program! Do you develop leaders in your staff? Do you invest with staff development? (See our website for these options!) Evaluate the status of your personnel!
  • This presentation was originally designed for the Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Act youth program. Where Federal measures have to be met in order to receive funding. In our neighborhood endeavors, we may not have the same requirements. But we do want children, youth and parents actively engaged in our program. Do we provide the structure, support and accountability that the participant will participate longer, and with more successful outcomes? Or do we settle just for the numbers? Do we pre/post their knowledge and attitudes? Evaluate your program concerning this component. Red, yellow, green…
  • It’s on our grants….partnerships with other community agencies. But how’s that really going? How is our communication? Cooperation? Ok, break it down…. How is our attitudes? Real sharing of info? Real networking to benefit the community?
  • Depends on the number participating if you can do this. Participants take the stickers and put the appropriate color dots on the sections. The ending evaluation of our group: (what’s the summary?) There’s some areas where we’re green: working pretty well Yellow: ok, but could improve Red: critical-needs attention
  • From the Developmental Asset approach. What will you do when you go back to really have a working beneficial partnership with other agencies? It’s not about “us” or “them”…rather THE PEOPLE WE SERVE!
  • Change is realized: We nor the people we serve can remain the same. Excuses: just like some of our customers, we often make excuses, play the blame game. Just like it doesn’t work for the community we serve, it won’t for us as the perceived community leaders. Some point of desperation: perhaps this conference can be the point you realize that we as leaders, our organization or purpose must remain diligent to pursue what we’ve set out to do. Others involved: just like those in our program need additional supportive assets, so do we. Dreams: where do you want to be? Make the move: today, now. Write an email to staff about the realizations and ideas you receive from each conference session. Set up an accountability to act on the commitments you make.
  • Failure to launch new background

    1. 1. TLC Youth Services Texarkana, AR NUSA – Alaska 2011 DeAnna Monroe O’Malley
    2. 2. Countdown to Launch <ul><li>5: there’s more room up front for great seating </li></ul><ul><li>4: finish checking emails/txts </li></ul><ul><li>3: meet the strangers next to you </li></ul><ul><li>2: oops, push cells to silence </li></ul><ul><li>1: launch is set </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    3. 3. What is the attrition rate for our participants? NUSA - May 27, 2011 Failure to Launch Why do some clients drop out of our programs?
    4. 4. FAILURE TO LAUNCH: Movie Review Tripp has never been able to leave the nest. He’s always had some reason or other, but now, his desperate parents have had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams to get him to move out of the house. <ul><li>Change is realized </li></ul><ul><li>Excuses </li></ul><ul><li>Some point of desperation </li></ul><ul><li>Others involved </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Make the move </li></ul>
    5. 5. Basic Areas To Examine <ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    6. 6. Poverty Fact: <ul><li>G enerational – it’s all they know </li></ul><ul><li>G rabs at anyone who is trying to pull away </li></ul><ul><li>G lorified in the music, television, media, gangs </li></ul><ul><li>G uided by individuals with intentions to keep & increase control </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services G force to contend with: the force of gravity or acceleration on a body
    7. 7. Programs (c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    8. 8. Program Purpose <ul><li>WHAT ARE THE OVERALL GOALS? </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services <ul><li>Programs should be: </li></ul><ul><li>Measureable </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable </li></ul><ul><li>Marketable </li></ul>
    9. 9. Where would you grade your PROGRAM right now? <ul><li>RED: Needs great attention </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services YELLOW: Some things are ok, but definitely needs improvement GREEN: just fine, going pretty well, no major kinks
    10. 10. Personnel <ul><li>Staff Review </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Tools provided </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing training </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services ? ? ?
    11. 11. Participants <ul><li>Qualification? </li></ul><ul><li>Broke </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Be here once </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting: </li></ul><ul><li>Broad net </li></ul><ul><li>High attrition rate </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the quality of your recruitment, outreach, assessment process? </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services ? ? ?
    12. 12. Partnerships <ul><li>How’s your: </li></ul><ul><li>Communication? </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation? </li></ul><ul><li>Community? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the quality of your partnerships? </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services ? ? ?
    13. 13. Let’s see where our assessment evaluations are at: (c)2011 TLC Youth Services ? ? ? Program Personnel Participants Partnerships
    14. 14. Concepts to introduce: <ul><li>Program design </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel approach </li></ul><ul><li>Participant recruitment and motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful partnerships </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    15. 15. Program Model? (c)2011 TLC Youth Services <ul><li>KEYS TO REMEMBER: </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone involved knows the goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone realizes the time line involved. </li></ul><ul><li>All know that creating a system of self support is the main objective. </li></ul><ul><li>The youth understands that the services are temporary. </li></ul>Workshops Needs LifeSkills Work Experience HS/GED Voc Trn Leadership 3 months 6 months 9 months 1 year 15 months 18 months 21 months 2 years Services Self-Support
    16. 16. Personnel Plan <ul><li>What would it take to move your organization from “staff” to “stockholders”? </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    17. 17. Participants <ul><li>See them for the potential they don’t even know they have. </li></ul><ul><li>High engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>Empower them! </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability! </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    18. 18. Parents Schools Church Gov’t/ State Agencies Higher Ed. Adults Proven Partnerships Providing Assets for Successful Youth Business
    19. 19. Group Project <ul><li>1. Form into groups of ____. </li></ul><ul><li>(do not join with any co-workers) </li></ul><ul><li>2. What can you do to design _________ to assist your clients break free from the g force? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Share with your group what is working and/or brainstorm more options. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Spokesperson will share highlights of your discovery. </li></ul>(c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    20. 20. <ul><li>Staff morale </li></ul><ul><li>Productive programs </li></ul><ul><li>Process flow </li></ul><ul><li>Measures exceeded </li></ul><ul><li>Effective partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Youth: </li></ul><ul><li>O wnership </li></ul><ul><li>R esponsibility </li></ul><ul><li>B ounce back (resilience) </li></ul><ul><li>I ndependence </li></ul><ul><li>T eachable </li></ul>How do you know? (c)2011 TLC Youth Services
    21. 21. FAILURE TO LAUNCH: Movie Review <ul><li>Change is realized </li></ul><ul><li>Excuses </li></ul><ul><li>Some point of desperation </li></ul><ul><li>Others involved </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Make the move </li></ul>“ Happy movie endings don’t have to be only on the screen…but it takes a lot of energy, effort and determination to break the G force!”
    22. 22. Thank you for your participation! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Please turn in your: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Group action plans. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Your evaluations and request for free items. </li></ul>All one needs to determine “Was it worth the efforts that man have made” can be found in the individual accomplishes along the journey…”