Wed, August 30, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Giving Youth Choices – VIRTUAL

Are you providing young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? This interactive training will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth. You will gain ready to implement tools that give youth open-ended choices about what activities are offered in your program and choice within those activities.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 1.5 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training. 

Training Objectives: 

Participants will:

  1. Identify the benefits of giving youth meaningful choices. ​
  2. Explore how to offer meaningful choice opportunities for youth participation​.

Core Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs):


Child/Youth Growth and Development

Skills & Competencies

Identify – D. Recognizes that children and youth learn and develop through experience and active participation.


Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth

Enhancing Group Experiences

Apply – E. Gathers direct input from children and youth to improve group



Youth Engagement, Voice, and Choice

Skills & Competencies

Identify – A. Understands that young people’s voices are valuable.

Apply – A. Encourages youth to express their ideas and feelings, support healthy development, meaningful relationships, and program quality.

Apply – C. Works with young people to create an environment that offers various opportunities for youth leadership and input.


Primary QIS Scales Addressed: 


IV- Engaging Environment 

IV-P Supporting Youth Interest