Open question: How can we get more youth involved?

There are some common threads emerging in the topics Connectors are starting in their Team discussion forums. To see the Team discussions, visit any Team page.

Here’s an example: How can Connectors help to get more young people involved in creating positive change? We found two Connectors in two different countries tackling this one.

DC

Wendy from Washington, DC

Toronto

Nao from Toronto

How to encourage young ones to step up?

One idea is the Semester of Service Tool & Tactic for kids ages 5 to 9 years old  and kids ages 10 to 12. Connectors who are teachers or school administrators by can introduce students to service with this engaging co-curricular activity.

Connectors, what do you think? How can we help get more youth interested in contributing to the common good?

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Comments (2)


  1. April Greene writes:
    April 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

  2. Ashley Lee writes:
    April 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I was a City Year volunteer last year, and it was easiest to get our middle school students engaged in service when they could relate, and when service gave them a chance to show leadership. My students were very excited to help the corps members with a physical service project at their school: because they understood that they would be making it a better place for new students, they wanted to help!
    Another project that really sparked interest resulted in a lot of student engagement was a food drive to benefit a local shelter. The shelter was in the same neighborhood as many of the students, which I think made it hit closer to home for them.
    The Civics class I often helped out in also gave kids an opportunity to make change on their own terms. Students created proposals for their own community service projects, which left a lot of my students invested in topics they hadn’t really shown an interest in before. Hope this helps!


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