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
Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Child/Youth Growth and
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
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.