How to Build an Effective Youth Council September 11, 2014 Welcome From OJJDP Kara McDonagh Juvenile Justice Program Specialist Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Webinar Logistics Michelle Duhart-Tonge Training and Technical Assistance Network Provider Lead Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Adobe Platform Information Chat Box – To send a chat message to the host, a panelist, or another attendee: 1) Click the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the Chat pod. Choose Start Chat With, and then select Hosts, Presenters, or specific attendees. 2) Type your message into the text box. 3) Hit Enter or click the message bubble icon to send. Help Us Count! If you are viewing as a group, please go to the chat window and type in the name of the person registered and the total number of additional people in the room, e.g., Tammy Jones, 15. This will help us with our final count. Webinars on OJJDP’s Online University This event will be archived on OJJDP’s Online University. For the audio recording and support materials, visit www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=trainingCenter.Homepage Webinar Objectives • Present an overview of the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Network. • Discuss ways to build an effective youth council. • Provide resources to start a UNITY youth council. How to Build an Effective Youth Council September 11, 2014 Presenter Jeri “ Wauliba” Brunoe Owner Brunoe Training and Consulting Services Presenter Jared Ivins-Massey Programs Support Assistant Today’s Native Leaders United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. www.unityinc.org Open in a Good Way! How to Build an Effective Youth Council National Youth "TODAY'S NATIVE LEADER'S" Leadership Initiative Keys to a Successful Youth Council Youth Voice Strong Engagement Build Youth Capacity Deepen Motivation Negotiate Opportunities Cultural Opportunity Keys to a Successful Youth Council • • • • Build a Strong Foundation Address the Issues of Y.C. Strong Infrastructure Safe Work Environment POLL QUESTION #1 Give purpose to your Youth Council! Discuss the why's... What kind of Youth Council do you want to be? Identify ~ Prevention ~ Youth Voice ~ Community Service ~ Youth Leadership ~ Employment ~ Youth Development ~ Education ~ Youth Action ~ Recreational Activities ~ Youth Service ~ Culturally Oriented ~ Youth Governance Youth Council Organization • • • • • • • • President, Vice President Co-Presidents (male/female) Alternates (male/female) Voting membership Panel selection process Charter & by-laws Roberts Rules of Order Traditional meeting management (consensus, talking circles) Other Youth Council Considerations • • • • • Community Tribal Council Sanctioned Budget Youth Council Advisor Youth Council Advisory Board Other... POLL QUESTION #2 Youth Voice, Youth Led Gather information • • • • • • Youth survey Adult survey Community survey Community dinner Poll on Facebook Present at schools/events Next Steps... 1. Brain Storm and/or Mind-Map a. Goals - Prioritize Top 3 b. Strategies c. Tasks and/or Activities 2. Identify Resources 3. Identify Steering Committee's 4. Quantify & Qualify 5. Assign Responsibilities as a Youth Council MIND MAPPING.com Example 8 Implement 9 Sustain 7 Budget 6 Schedule Charter By-laws 1 Purpose Youth Council 5 Tasks 2 Organization Vision Mission 4 Resources Goal Projects 3 Survey's Purpose: Community Service Projects Goal: Organize Youth Council Strategy: Develop Action Plan Tasks (Activities) Persons Responsible/Co mmittee Develop Dean Martin Vision/Mission 555-122-3445 Complete Resources Available Progress & Comments Contacts 12/15 Flip Chart & Supplies Draft M/V created; scheduled time w/advisory board to finalize Billy Joe, Advisor list started, developed survey Tribal Council Identify Needs & Resources Joe Joe 778-2134 2/1/15 Advisor Budget Johnny Depp 1/15/15 Grant Need assistance to develop Taylor, Advisor Scheduling & Communicating Consistent meeting time & place Youth Council Meetings Steering Committees UNITY Regional Identify best communication with Youth Council members example: facebook, email, text, etc. Develop a marketing plan Join National UNITY network Budget • Guiding force will be projects and activities of your Youth Council and/or grant funding. • Refer to Resource list to identify possible funding sources • Ask for examples from other Youth Councils • Assistance from Advisor Note: Research is very important! Implementing • Youth are engaged, learning, developing, building skills and having fun • Creating Positive Change • Culture Significance • Collaborate and network Note: Remember not to try to do it on your own. Sustain ~Recruit & Retention ~Outreach e-newsletters media's facebook website Special events ~Collaborate Network Student ~Exchanges Engage local outlets ~National, Regional ~Community & ~Leadership ~Fundraiser's Donations ~Evaluate Your Program Document Grants & Contracts everything POLL QUESTION #3 Build Trust ~Integrate Culture ~Team Build a. Talking Circles b. Ice Breakers c. Activities d. Safe Place ~Create Support a. Extended Family b. Individually Youth Council's Build Integrity to be honest with yourself and others. Non-judgement is not judging yourself or others. Expanded Comfort Zones is taking healthy risks that you normally would not take. Positive Attitude is creating a positive, solution oriented atmosphere. Self-confidence is building and practicing skills everyday. Unconditional acceptance is accepting yourself and others. STRENGTH BASED YOUTH COUNCILS Teach Possibility Determination Solution Oriented Courage Coping Skills Use their Imagination to Create Give Them Choices Mentorship Healthy Risks Intrinsic Values Culture & Traditions Have Fun & Laughter Resources United National Indian Tribal Youth UNITYinc.com Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention TribalYouthProgram.org Brunoe Training & Consulting JeriBrunoe.com National Indian Youth Leadership Project NIYLP.org National Congress of American Indians NCAI.org Running Strong For American Indian Youth IndianYouth.org Closing Q & A Please take 5 minutes to complete the online evaluation, which will be accessible at the conclusion of this Webinar. Webinars on OJJDP’s Online University This event will be archived on OJJDP’s Online University. For the audio recording and support materials, visit www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=trainingCenter.Homepage For more information, please contact: OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) http://www.nttac.org Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention http://www.ojjdp.gov This project was supported by Grant # 2013TYFXK008, awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Webinar (publication/program/exhibition) are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice. Please click on the link below to complete the online evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KM5JKKV Thank you!