Fri, January 14, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Development Entry Level Series Part 1 – Building Community

Please ensure your availability allows you to commit to all of the following dates before registering for the training series: 

  1. 01/14/22 – Friday – 9:00 am – 12:00pm – Youth Development Entry Level Series Part 1 –  Building Community
  2. 01/28/22 – Friday – 9:00 pm – 12:00pm – Youth Development Entry Level Series  Part 2 – Cooperative Learning

CEUs: Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for the completion of this training series. Click here to learn more here.


In order to earn CEUs, participants must meet the following requirements:   complete all assignments satisfactorily,  attend all sessions of the training series, miss no more than 15 minutes of total training time, actively participate in the trainings with their video on and pass the post quiz with a score of 70% or higher.


In this training series, participants will understand how building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals. Also, learn an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community and keep things fun.  

Participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to support the community building process and be equipped with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.


Building Community

Training Objectives

Participants will:

a. Describe the ways in which they can build community with youth.
b. Demonstrate ways to provide youth with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.
c. Compare and contrast icebreakers, energizers, name games and bonding games.
d. Discuss the stages of group development.


Cooperative Learning

Training Objectives

Participants will:

a. Define Cooperative Learning.
b. Utilize a variety of group forming strategies (Group Formers) and group work structures (Group Structures).
c. Explain through peer to peer and whole group discussion how Cooperative Learning helps to meet the social and intellectual needs of youth.
d. Discuss how to apply four complementary strategies to engineer successful Cooperative Learning structures.