Youth Activism Workshop

If you’re noticing that your younger siblings or a kids’ organizations near you (after-school groups, clubs, etc.) have all the makings of great young activists, consider running this Youth Activism workshop.

 

It’s a fairly simple model – clearly focused on encouraging kids and not on radical demonstration, for instance – written by Wendy Schaetzel Lesko. The guide is extremely comprehensive, from learning objectives to a material checklist to a detailed minute-by-minute list of activities. The guide is a great way to encourage young people to stand up for themselves, challenge injustices they see around them, and to always focus on asking questions.

 

The program includes:

-introductions

-assessment (initial stages)

-challenging stereotypes about young people and impact

-sharing local stories (great place to highlight community organizations or activists)

-multimedia materials

-creating a gameplan

-sharing and final evaluation

 

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