San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Workshop Title: Youth Program Quality Methods: Building Community
Professional Development Theme: Youth Development & Instruction
Date: May 17th (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)
Audience: All instructors
Little Village Library
2311 S Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623
Youth Program Quality Methods Workshops are a series of (9) distinct interactive trainings that are designed to provide solid approaches for successfully engaging the hearts and minds of young people, and helps to facilitate the skill building happening in program. Regardless of the content area of your After School Matters program, these workshops help to enhance program delivery. Below is the workshop title and its description:
The existing peer culture is one of the most powerful forces that shape a youth program. It can have a big impact on young lives. Instructors can positively affect this culture by putting expectations/routines into place and building community techniques to enable youth to get to know each other and treat each other well.
1. Participants will explore ways they can build community with youth.
2. Participants will explore ways to provide youth with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.
3. Participants will understand the difference between icebreakers, energizers, name games and bonding games.
4. Participants will understand how groups form.
When & Where
After School Matters
After School Matters® is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through science37®, sports37®, tech37®, words37® and the nationally recognized gallery37® programs.
We provide these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city. We have been recognized nationally for our innovative approach to coordinating city resources and delivering unique and diverse programs. Our hands-on, project-based programs expose teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.