ERIC Number: ED224749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Youth Empowerment: A Training Guide.
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.
Exercises and techniques are presented which will help young people and adults working in youth-serving organizations develop cooperative work relationships. Youth empowerment is defined as the process by which young people learn, through active participation in the relationship, events, and institutions that affect their lives, to develop and apply their capacity to transform themselves and the world in which they live. Following an introduction, which examines the how and why of youth empowerment, three kinds of training exercises are provided. The first set will help adults examine their personal attitudes toward power and the nature of their interactions and communications with youth. The second group of exercises will help adults assess power relations within their agency, develop agency roles for youth, and initiate youth into decision-making roles in the agency. The last group of exercises are aimed at creating opportunities for social action and involving youth in the larger community. The type of information provided for each exercise includes purpose, material/space needs, suggested time, and how to facilitate the exercise. The guide concludes with an annotated bibliography. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Attitude Change, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Programs, Decision Making, Empowerment, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Young Adults, Youth Programs
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.