Fri, March 26, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Voice

Are you providing young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Research shows that quality programs incorporate youth input at both activity and organizational levels. This training will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation of youth and nurture youth leadership. This training is focused on providing meaningful choice within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself.


Core Competencies Addressed

Core Knowledge Area – Child/Youth Growth and Development:
1.B:  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the multiple influences on development and learning – Entry Level and Level 1.
1.C:  Use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environments  – Entry Level and Level 1.Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum:
4.A:  Design and implement a curriculum to support physical development – Entry Level and Level 1.
4.B:  Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development – Entry Level and Level 1.


Primary QIS Scales Addressed
III-O:  Youth have opportunities to act as group facilitators and mentors.
IV-S:  Youth have opportunities to make choices based on interests.


Training Objectives
Participants will:
a. Examine the ways they offer Youth Voice in their programs
b. Demonstrate Youth Voice strategies.
c. Identify the benefits of giving Youth Voice and how to offer meaningful opportunities for participation.