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Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Put your EYEs on these great resources to help you empower youth to lead!


Read this JOE Article! 

Examining "Empowerment": A How-To Guide for the Youth Development Professional

By Angela J. Huebner

Teen Coordinator: USDA/Army School-Age & Teen Project 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
Falls Church, Virginia 
Internet address: ahuebner@vt.edu

Abstract: This article describes the role of the youth development professional in incorporating an "empowerment" process into program planning. For purposes of this article, "empower" is defined as "promoting the self actualization or influence" (Webster, 1998). The empowerment process is described through the use of community examples and a step by step "How-To" section. While the examples in the article focus on youth, it is important to note that the empowerment process is useful for adult volunteers as well. 

Link: https://www.joe.org/joe/1998december/a1.php

Resource Submitted by Laura Personette, University of Maine



Building Effective Youth Councils – a Guide for civic leaders and youth development practitioners.

By Shanetta Martin, Karen Pittmen, Thaddeus Ferber and Ada McMahon

Part of the Youth Engagement Series for Municipal and State Leaders

In Collaboration with The National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, and The National Conference of State Legislatures

Published by The Forum for Youth Investment, July 2007

Link: http://forumfyi.org/files/Building%20Effective%20Youth%20Final.pdf

Resource Submitted by Steve Henness, University of Missouri



Use these lessons with your teens!  These 20-minute lessons are designed to be facilitated by Teens or Adults.  Lessons can be combined or adapted for various time frames.

Teen Leadership 20 and Teen Leadership 20 v.2.0


By various authors of Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Link: https://ohio4h.org/books-and-resources/design-team-curriculum/teen-leadership-20

Resource Submitted by Katie Cole & Morgan Domokos, The Ohio State University


Brought to you by the Youth Empowerment Work Group.

Contact Steven Henness at hennesss@umsystem.edu to get involved.

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