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Working With Young People


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25 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

An incredible resource from clinical psychologist, Jessica Lynn Blackbourn.
Categories: Advocacy, Common Ground Newsletter, Deeply Rooted Equity, Published Resource, Working With Young People, Youth Development

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Advocacy Campaign Overview Template

This simple campaign planning template is a part of our advocacy workshop.
Categories: Advocacy, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Become A Storyteller

The richest lives are those packed with stories. Learn how to share powerful aspects of your work and your life with those who share your values.
Categories: Advocacy, Fundraising & Development, Public Speaking, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Consensus Decision-Making

In the social-profit world, we must often make tough decisions. This simple management tool offers a system of voting that builds consensus and involves all members of a group.
Categories: Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Management, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Youth Engagement

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Cultural Pursuit

A simple mixer-type icebreaker that uses important cultural facts to help people meet one another.
Categories: Deeply Rooted Equity, Gender, Sexuality & Reproductive Health & Rights, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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How I Communicate

A simple workshop activity for helping people better understand their own (and others) communications preferences.
Categories: Community Building, Human Resources, Management, Public Speaking, Storytelling, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People, Youth Development

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Know Your Audience

If you're designing a workshop or giving a speech, knowing your audience is critical. This checklist will help.
Categories: Advocacy, Community Building, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Public Speaking, Storytelling, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People

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Peer Coaching Essentials

This is a checklist we created for a group of peer coaches tasked with supporting young job seekers.
Categories: Coaching & Mentoring, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Sample Youth Compensation Policy

This sample Youth Compensation Policy sets a standard for treating young people as organizational assets and ensures that their employment experience is fair and equal. Simply replace "XYZ" with your organization's name in this editable MS Word document.
Categories: Advocacy, Board Development, Healthy Organizations, Management, Policies, Sustainability, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Sample Youth Protection Policy

This excellent resource can provide an added layer of protction for young people in the care of your organization. It is intended for use with volunteers who will be providing services or support to young people.
Categories: Board Development, Coaching & Mentoring, Healthy Organizations, Policies, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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The Caribbean Youth Advocacy and Action Agenda on Violence Prevention (The AAA)

Common Ground was contracted to engage with young people from across the region to develop The Caribbean Youth Advocacy and Action Agenda on Violence Prevention (The AAA), which we wrote and designed. The AAA was released at the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, which brought together approximately 250 participants from 21 countries in Georgetown, Guyana in 2019.
Categories: Advocacy, Contemporary Leadership, Published Resource, Working With Young People, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Tips for Working with Adults

If you have young people and adults working together, check out these tips for working with adults (and download the "Tips for Working with Youth" as well).
Categories: Capacity Building, Community Building, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Tips for Working with Young People

If you have young people and adults working together, check out these tips for working with youth (and download the "Tips for Working with Adults" as well).
Categories: Capacity Building, Community Building, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Understanding Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is at the heart of Common Ground's LEAD Model™ and this primer explains the core concepts.
Categories: About Common Ground, Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, International Development, Management, Working With Young People

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