TGSE YOUTH PROJECT
Information | Partner | Volunteer
To unite At-risk children in our community with enthusiastic, dedicated, and caring adults who can provide friendship and encouragement while supporting them through life’s various transitions, instilling independence and ultimately building long lasting bonds. Provide youth with support and guidance Provide the youth with someone to call and hang out "just because." Provide a potentially permanent bond for the youth. Teach independent living/life skills, instill creativity, and promote the youth's self esteem. Leading is the area of development that centers on positive skills, attitudes, and behaviors around civic involvement and personal goal setting. Thriving centers on attitudes, skills, and behaviors that are demonstrated by maintaining optimal physical and emotional well-being.
Youth Development & Leadership 1 on 1
- Engaging in problem solving, conflict resolution, and self-advocacy training
- Providing opportunities to practice skills in communication, negotiation, and personal presentation
- Participating in sports and recreational activities
- Providing training in life skills
- Assisting youth in the creation of a community resources map related to physical and mental health, personal physicians, insurance companies, parks, grocery stores, drug stores, etc.
- Engaging in meal planning and preparation activities
- Demonstrate a sense of responsibility to self and others
- Demonstrate an ability to assess situations and avoid unduly risky conditions and activities
- Demonstrate knowledge and practice of good nutrition, physical exercise, and hygiene
- Demonstrate daily living skills
- Promote youth leadership development experiences
- Promote community volunteerism
- Promote youth activities that encourage group participation as well as collaboration with other individuals and groups
- Participating in mediation and conflict resolution training.
- Participating in team dynamics and project management training.
- Learning about or improving self-advocacy and conflict resolution skills to fortify leadership skills and self-esteem.
- Learning anti-peer pressure strategies.
- Learning how to access reliable information sources.
- Identifying mentors and role models, including persons with and without disabilities.
- Developing an understanding of disability history, disability culture, and disability public policy issues as well as of their rights and responsibilities.
- Participating in voter registration and voting in local, state, and federal elections.
- Participating in town hall meetings .
- Engaging in community volunteerism, such as organizing a park clean-up or building a playground.
- Participating in a debate on a local social issue.
- Training to become a peer mediator..
- Participating in a youth advisory committee of the city, school board, training center, or other relevant organization.
- Participating in learning activities or courses about leadership principles and styles.
- Engaging in activities to serve in leadership roles such as club officer, board member, team captain, or coach.
“I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody."
”That Good Street Enthusiast Youth Project”