Presentation on theme: "Steve Henness and Brett Dinkins University of Missouri MCB Conference Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 - 9:30-10:30 AM Truman Room - Capitol Plaza Hotel."— Presentation transcript:
Steve Henness and Brett Dinkins University of Missouri MCB Conference Monday, Oct. 19, :30-10:30 AM Truman Room - Capitol Plaza Hotel
1. Gain insights on how service has impacted your life and others. 2. Understand what motivates you and other young people like you to serve. 3. Identify message statements you can use to engage others in service. 4. Generate ideas for new service projects in your community. 5. Identify opportunities to “extend your serve” beyond high school.
Extreme Service: “No Strings Attached”
How is serving your community like the experience of “free falling?”
Goes way beyond the ordinary Goes way beyond the ordinary Holds expectations in suspense Holds expectations in suspense Trusts in the ultimate outcome Trusts in the ultimate outcome Just goes for it: “no strings attached!” Just goes for it: “no strings attached!”
SERVICE PROJECT EXAMPLE: Libby Burks and Amanda Huhman Libby Burks and Amanda Huhman Central Missouri Humane Society “ZooToo” contest winners Central Missouri Humane Society “ZooToo” contest winners
In your small group, pick a past service project you have worked on. Each group member take a turn describing/explaining your project. As a group, discuss the results of your projects. What did your service actually do for… The people served? Your group or organization? The community as a whole? You?
Now that you have identified results, reflect on what serving your community means. Ask yourself… 1. Why do you serve? 2. Why do you belong to a service organization? 3. Why should others become involved too?
Have fun Have fun Time with friends Time with friends Meet new people Meet new people Meaningful work Meaningful work Love/compassion Love/compassion Civic/community Civic/community Good health Good health Interests/talents Interests/talents Job skills/resume Job skills/resume Training/experience Training/experience Scholarships Scholarships College entrance College entrance Sources: University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development & Corporation for National and Community Service
In your small groups, now discuss ways to recruit and engage others in service: 1. What are you inviting people to do? 2. What messages do you want to get across? 3. What methods can you use to spread the word?
Gen Y/Millennials ( ) Trends: -Technology/Internet -Instant messaging -Social networking -Multiculturalism -Body art Source: NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota State University
Gen Y/Millennials ( ) Characteristics: -Optimistic/idealistic -Individualistic yet group-oriented -Overscheduled-Entrepreneurial -Think “olders” are cool; parents too. Source: NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota State University
Gen Y/Millennials ( ) Core Values: -Civic duty -Education -Street smarts -Morality-Diversity Source: NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota State University
What service projects have you done and how did they turn out? 1. Most successful? 2. Most creative? 3. Biggest flop? What service project ideas do you currently have for your community? What piece of advice would you offer to other youth service groups?
1. What’s the issue? 2. What can we use? 3. What do we want to achieve? 4. What do we need? 5. Who will support us? 6. Are we making a difference? Youth Service America “Tip Sheet” Source: Youth Service America
National Service AmeriCorps*State/National AmeriCorps*NCCC AmeriCorps*VISTA Global Service Peace Corps Service-Learning Courses/Programs in College MU Office of Service Learning
In Conclusion… Extreme service involves “no strings attached.” Gen Y is well-positioned for extreme service. You’ve gotten results and you have a message to share. Your ideas and experiences can inspire and motivate others. “TRUST” in the ultimate outcome.
TRUST… … that you are making a difference. … that you are creating a better world. … that you are positively influencing youngers and olders. … that you are bettering your life by bettering others. … that you are “paying it forward” more than you can imagine!