Incorporating Older Youth Voices in Program Activities

During this training participants develop strategies to include school-age youth thoughts, ideas, and preferences in program delivery and planning.

In this training participants will:

  • Identify multiple ways in which youth can exercise their voice in their programs.

  • Learn techniques to support and encourage older youth to provide input during program activities  

Content Overview:

Sharing Leadership with Youth

Participants will reflect on how their perceptions of their roles as staff and their perceptions of school-age youth can influence their willingness to share leadership of program activities with youth.

Soliciting Youth Thoughts, Ideas, and Preferences

Participants will practice two methods of asking questions that will help solicit youths’, ideas, and thoughts.

Planning for Youth Input

Participants will practice planning ways to incorporate opportunities for youth voice.

Training Length: 2 hours