Youth-Driven Programs Workshop

In 2011, I facilitated a seminar for the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development on Youth-Driven Programming. More than 30 people from across the region attended, including organizational leaders, program directors, AmeriCorps members, and others. Here’s the workshop outline.

How to Develop Youth-Driven Programming Outline

Section One: The Basics of Youth Driven Programming

  • Key Terms
  • How Do I Perceive Youth?
  • Cycle of Engagement

Section Two: Making Youth Driven Programming Meaningful

  • Goals of Youth Driven Programming
  • Ladder of Youth Involvement
  • Who and How?
  • Locations for Youth Driven Programming

Section Three: Supporting Youth Driven Programming

  • Scaffolding Youth Driven Programming
  • Barriers to Youth Driven Programming
  • Assessing Youth Driven Programming
  • Planning Youth Driven Programming

I had an excellent learning experience. I led participants through the Cycle of Engagement, and much more. Here’s a teaser of what I shared, and here are the handouts from the workshop with a lot more information.

CommonAction staff is available to train on Youth-Driven Programming and much more! 

Published by Adam Fletcher Sasse

I'm a creative who researches, writes, draws and promotes the history of North Omaha, Nebraska. I also write prose and poetry. When I'm not following my hobby, I'm an advocate for youth power who speaks, researches, consults and supports young people changing the world.

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