Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Engaging Youth As Leaders

Ideas generated by staff from Youth Life Learning Centers during a workshop we led in Nashville, TN

Let young people:
Plan snacks for the week
Clean up after the program (relate this to pride and ownership)
Give agency tours
Plan activities that correspond with academic components
Lead devotional times (sing, read, pray...)
Make choices for fun Fridays
Be a line leader or caboose
Help hire staff
Evaluate current staff and programs
Greet visitors
Answer phone
Organize office
Be on the Youth Advisory committee
Peer helpers
Set rules/consequences
Decorate the building or design murals
Help design landscaping