Tract 2: Focusing on Youth but Reaching out to All

Young People as Leaders of Community Change
Young people CAN lead! This workshop is intended for both, young people and adults working with youth. We’ll hear from young people about how they are effecting change their communities, and getting young people mobilized to address issues that impact them. You will learn what inspires young adults to get involved in neighborhood issues and share ideas on ways to motivate and recruit youth to participate in your community. We’ll examine programmatic approaches that build self-esteem as well as skills, involve youth in decision making, and offer young people a meaningful and unlimited role in your community and organization.

Effective Outreach Techniques
In this course you will learn about basic outreach techniques such as where to find people, how to provide information about your organization and how to build trust with individuals in the community. The second day you will spend part of the class in a local community practicing some of the methods you have talked about in class.