ERIC Number: ED480833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Youth: Approaches for Volunteers.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Based on advice and information from Peace Corps volunteers, staff, and experts, this manual provides creative, innovative ideas for activities for youth that are founded on development principles. Part 1 provides information about these different kinds of youth a volunteer may encounter in the community: in-school, out-of-school, differently abled, street, working, refugees and internally displaced, and orphaned youth. Part 2 on creating credibility, addressing sustainability, and building capacity covers ideas about how to build relationships with young people and gather information about the youth environment in the area; volunteer roles; stages of adolescent development; a theory that emphasizes starting from strengths and assets as a highly effective approach to working with youth; Peace Corps experience in strength-based work and its youth development framework; asset types identified through youth and community research; and planning, implementing, and evaluating a youth activity for ways to include youth work in a Peace Corps Project Plan. Part 3 is a collection of reminders and descriptions of useful tools, techniques, and games divided into these five categories: assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and games, songs, and other activities or "60 Things to Do on the Spot." Part 4 describes promising activities volunteers have implemented. Part 5 includes lists of 15 items from the Peace Corps' Information Collection and Exchange and 11 organizations; a 28-item bibliography; and 88 endnotes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Adult Education, Community Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Homeless People, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Out of School Youth, Rapport, Teaching Methods, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Young Adults, Youth Leaders, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
For full text (Introduction): http://www.peacecorps.gov/library/pdf/M0067_youthintro.pd f. For full text (Part 1): http://www.peacecorps.gov/library/pdf/M0067_youth1.pdf. For full text (Part 2): http://www.peacecorps.gov/library/pdf/M0067_youth2.pdf. For full text (Part 3): http://www.peacecorps.gov/library/pdf/M0067_youth3.pdf. For full text (Part 4): http://www.peacecorps.gov/library/pdf/M0067_youth4.pdf. For full text (Part 5): http://www.peacecorps.gov/library/pdf/M0067_youth5.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.