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Developing a Vision for your Year

One way to set yourself off on a positive direction for the year is through writing a “Letter from the Future.” This is an activity you can do personally or use with groups to activate the visioning capacity.

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Tip: A warm welcome

The beginning of a program is often the most awkward time for youth. Here are ways to smooth the transition and get your program off to a great start.

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A large group of students in the woods performing a coordinated dance at Partners for Youth's Power of Hope summer camp
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Doctors Told to Prescribe Play

“Play is not frivolous,” says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “It enhances brain structure and function and promotes executive function.” World …

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Developing a Vision for your Year

One way to set yourself off on a positive direction for the year is through writing a “Letter from the Future.” This is an activity you can do personally or use with groups to activate the visioning capacity.

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Say “No” to Small Group Report Backs

Reporting back after group work can often be very boring. Here are two ways to harvest small group learnings while keeping your whole group engaged.

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Take the Temperature of the Room

It’s 8 am and your job is get 30 sleepy 14-year-olds excited about English class. What can you do? Learn one teacher’s creative solution.

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Celebrate Strengths

Learn how to build a strong group identity by acknowledging the strengths each person brings to the mix.

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Tip: A warm welcome

The beginning of a program is often the most awkward time for youth. Here are ways to smooth the transition and get your program off to a great start.

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A large group of students in the woods performing a coordinated dance at Partners for Youth's Power of Hope summer camp
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What Schools Could Learn from Summer Camp

A Stanford University study shows that summer campers gain a love of learning that lasts.

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A group of students making a rhythm stand mid clap with one arm straight out in front of their body, and one raised straight above their head.
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Youth Grow Wings Through Self Acceptance

A new Jamaican facilitator shares her journey through Creative Facilitation trainings and youth camps.

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Camp Youth Sheds Labels and Finds Himself

How one young man stepped into his power and purpose in life.

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One Love Ice Cream Funds Jamaican Youth Camp

How an ice cream company is making a difference for youth…

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