Fri, May 17, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Engaging Youth in Summer Programs Through Community Building and Fun Learning Activities – IN-PERSON

Continue the learning and fun for youth in the summer by gaining tips, strategies, and activities around building community, forming cooperative learning groups while maintaining social distancing and setting up your summer program for success with guidelines and expectations.  Join us for an interactive training where we will practice fun activities and welcoming rituals to help youth experience safety and belonging in your summer program.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 2 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training.

Training Objectives: 

Participants will:

  1. Describe the ways in which they can build community with youth while staying safe.
  2. Practice welcoming rituals that help youth feel a sense of belonging.
  3. List a variety of group formers and structures that help meet the social and intellectual needs of youth.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs):

Learning Environments and Curriculum

Physical Environment and Activities

Identify – B. Understands how children and youth learn through relationships, activities, play, and other experiences.

Identify – C. – Identifies aspects of a developmentally and culturally responsive environment and learning plan.

Apply – A. – Scaffolds learning experiences and engages children and youth with clear objectives that meet individual needs, interests, and developmental levels.

Apply – D. – Creates engaging, physically, emotionally safe, and inclusive environments to encourage play, exploration, and learning across developmental domains.

Relationships And Interactions with Children And Youth

Enhancing Group Experiences

Identify – A. – Recognizes the impact of group dynamics on learning and development and that working with groups is different from working with individuals.

Identify – B. – Understands the importance of organization and flexibility when working with groups of children and youth.

Identify – C. – Is aware of individual development, interests, age, abilities, and skill levels when grouping children and youth.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed: 

I. Safe Environment

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces

II. Supportive Environment

II-G. Emotion Coaching

II-I. Fostering Growth Mindset

III. Interactive Environment

III-K. Sense of Belonging

III-M. Promoting Responsibility and Leadership

III-N. Cultivating Empathy