Thu, May 18, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

VIRTUAL: Engaging Youth in Summer Programs Through Community Building and Fun Learning

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 safety 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 feel support and belonging in your summer program.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 3 clock hours (.3 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 

Content Area Two –Learning Environments and Curriculum 

A. Pays attention to and interacts with children and youth.

D. Incorporates activities promoting cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.


Content Area Four- Relationships and Interaction with Children and Youth  

A. Provides a supportive environment in which children and youth can learn and practice pro-social behaviors.

C. Plans and guides group activities to teach children and youth cooperation and collaboration.


Primary QIS Scales Addressed 
Safe Environment: 

I-E: Staff provide a safe and welcoming environment.

Interactive Environment: 
III-L: Staff provide opportunities to collaborate and work cooperatively with others.

III-K: Youth have opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.