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Title: Making Youth Programming Effective through Youth Development


1
Making Youth Programming Effective through Youth
Development
  • Jutta Dotterweich
  • ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
  • 2007
  • www.actforyouth.net

2
Positive Youth Outcomes
  • Competencies
  • Confidence
  • Character
  • Connection
  • Contribution

Karen Pittman
3
National Research Council(2002)
  • Features of Positive Developmental Settings
  • Physical and Psychological Safety
  • Appropriate Structures
  • Supportive Relationships
  • Opportunities to Belong
  • Positive Social Norms
  • Support for Efficacy and Mattering
  • Opportunities for Skill Building
  • Integration of Family, School and Community
    Efforts

4
Effective Youth DevelopmentProgramming
  • Atmosphere/Climate
  • supportive
  • empowering
  • clear expectations boundaries
  • positive social norms
  • opportunities for recognition
  • Activities
  • skill building
  • authentic
  • broaden the horizon
  • strengthen supports available in families,
    schools community

Roth study 2003
5
Mentoring
  • Quality Criteria
  • Structured activities
  • Expectations for frequent contact
  • Enduring relationship
  • Parent involvement
  • Continued mentor training
  • Monitoring of matches by staff

6
David Kolbs ExperientialLearning Cycle
7
What is Service-Learning?
  • Service-learning is a form of experiential
  • education where learning occurs through a
  • cycle of action and reflection as students
  • work with others through a process of
  • applying what they are learning to
  • community problems and, at the same
  • time, reflecting upon their experience as
  • they seek to achieve real objectives for the
  • community and deeper understanding and
  • skills for themselves.

Eyler Giles, 1999
8
Cycle of Service-Learning
9
Youth Civic Engagement inAdvocacy Organizations
  • Young people engage in identity search in their
    own culture and background
  • They address challenges faced by their own
    families and communities
  • They expand their voice, competencies and
    responsibilities

10
Advocacy Organizations Contribute to Young
Peoples Development
  • Quality relationships with adults
  • Leadership and decision making opportunities
  • Positive identity development cultural education

11
New Models for Working with Youth
  • Using a participatory leadership model focus on
    social change
  • Empowerment model
  • Learning through immersion and history
  • Political and critical education
  • Popular youth culture as a medium
  • Real community involvement
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