Ask - Listen - Encourage (Coos Bay)
Why do adult-youth interaction strategies matter? A key reason is that effective strategies can lead to positive, productive relationships for young people with peers and the adults in their lives. Aside from family members, the adults that many young people spend a substantial amount of time around are usually teachers and other school staff. For youth that participate in out-of-school-time activities, youth workers can also play a very important role in this social network; fostering positive relationships with youth and supporting them as they grow into adulthood. Ask-Listen-Encourage provides a clear framework for purposeful interaction for youth workers and educators.