Building Community in a youth program is important for many reasons. A strong, welcoming community can help young people feel safe, feel a sense of belonging, and build their sense of selves within a group. Even beyond these personal areas for growth, a strong program community can create an environment in which learning can more productively occur.
Objectives of the workshop are:
- explore ways to build community with youth
- explore ways to provide youth with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging
- understand the difference between ice breakers, energizers, name games and bonding games
- understand the stages of group development
*If you register for this workshop, you will be automatically registered for Everything Afteschool, so there is no need to register for both events. Act 48 credits will also be available.
A continental breakfast will be provided.