Criteria for Selection
Sessions will be selected that effectively address volunteerism and/or youth leadership and the Youth Leadership Day theme: A Passion to Serve. We also want the workshops to provide interactive activities which will effectively engage high school age students. The following are the categories for which you will apply so that we can be sure to provide a balance of session topics for attendees:
• Volunteerism – Assessing organizational/community needs, effective practices volunteer program organization, management & supervision, training, recruitment, retention, recognition, collaborations with community agencies, liability and safety, mentoring, developing advocates, utilizing technology to get involved, current volunteer trends, raising funds in support of volunteer engagement efforts, offering effective training.
• Youth Leadership -- Relating to one the key characteristics, including: writing your mission statement, finding your passion, taking charge and finding your inner leader, finding your leadership compass.
• Civic Engagement – Working to make a difference in in the quality of life of our communities by developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, motivation combined with positive action to make that difference.
• Personal Youth Development – Relationship skill building, politely listen, respectfully disagree, bridging possibilities in your life.