Training of Youth Leaders
Ideas on incorporating connection into meetings:
- Icebreakers, Teaming Building and Debrief activities- Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program.
- 7 Quick and Easy Icebreakers- Project Everlast
- Building your house activity
- Family shoebox activity
- Icebreaker for individual and team core values
- Personality/team building training such as True Colors (many local UNL extension offices will facilitate this for you)
Ideas outside of meetings:
- Ropes course (team building activity) at a local camp
- Summer event at a lake or park- learn how to kayak/canoe or learn a new skill
- Volunteer service in community
Skill and Leadership Development
Soft skill development
- Everyday Leadership - a guidebook for teens by Mariam G. MacGregor. Includes 21 sessions. Each participant would receive a workbook. $10/book
- Growing Leaders: Habitudes- Each of these is a 1 year subscription. Everything is digital, no books needed. Example: Each series builds on one another. Focus on 1 Habitude series at a time. When finished, purchase the next one.
- Step 1: Habitudes for Character Education- equips young people to take the first step in their leadership journey by learning how to lead themselves well.
- Step 2: Habitudes for Personal Influence is the second step in the leadership journey and uses the power of images, conversations, and experiences to illustrate thirteen key principles on social and people skills.
- Step 3: Habitudes for Leading Others is the third step in the leadership journey and uses the power of images, conversations, and experiences to illustrate thirteen key principles on team leadership.
- Soft Skill Development resources:
- Resilience Toolkit- Youth Thrive
- Service Learning curriculum and tools
- Public Speaking-Speaker’s Bureau Training of the Trainers and other resources
- Youth Leadership Toolkit- National Resource Center for youth development