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1 How to Build an Effective Youth Council September 11, 2014

2 Welcome From OJJDP Kara McDonagh Juvenile Justice Program Specialist Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

3 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)

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7 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.

8 How to Build an Effective Youth Council September 11, 2014

9 Presenter Jeri “ Wauliba” Brunoe Owner Brunoe Training and Consulting Services

10 Presenter Jared Ivins-Massey Programs Support Assistant Today’s Native Leaders United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.

11 Open in a Good Way!

12 How to Build an Effective Youth Council National Youth "TODAY'S NATIVE LEADER'S" Leadership Initiative

13 Keys to a Successful Youth Council Youth Voice Strong Engagement Build Youth Capacity Deepen Motivation Negotiate Opportunities Cultural Opportunity

14 Keys to a Successful Youth Council Build a Strong Foundation Address the Issues of Y.C. Strong Infrastructure Safe Work Environment

15 POLL QUESTION #1

16 Give purpose to your Youth Council! Discuss the why's... What kind of Youth Council do you want to be? Give purpose to your Youth Council! Discuss the why's... What kind of Youth Council do you want to be?

17 Identify ~ Prevention ~ Youth Voice ~ Community Service ~ Youth Leadership ~ Employment ~ Youth Development ~ Education ~ Youth Action ~ Recreational Activities ~ Youth Service ~ Culturally Oriented ~ Youth Governance

18 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)

19 Other Youth Council Considerations Community Tribal Council Sanctioned Budget Youth Council Advisor Youth Council Advisory Board Other...

20 POLL QUESTION #2

21 Youth Voice, Youth Led Gather information Youth survey Adult survey Community survey Community dinner Poll on Facebook Present at schools/events

22 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

23 1Purpose 2Organization 3Survey's 4Resources 7Budget 6Schedule Youth Council 8Implement 9Sustain 5Tasks CharterBy-laws Goal Projects Vision Mission MIND MAPPING.com Example

24 Purpose: Community Service Projects Goal: Organize Youth Council Strategy:Develop Action Plan Tasks (Activities) Persons Responsible/Co mmittee Complete Resources Available Progress & Comments Contacts Develop Vision/Mission Dean Martin /15 Flip Chart & Supplies Draft M/V created; scheduled time w/advisory board to finalize Billy Joe, Advisor Identify Needs & Resources Joe Joe /1/15Advisor list started, developed survey Tribal Council Budget Johnny Depp1/15/15Grant Need assistance to develop Taylor, Advisor

25 Scheduling & Communicating Consistent meeting time & place Youth Council Meetings Steering Committees UNITY Regional Identify best communication with Youth Council members example: facebook, , text, etc. Develop a marketing plan Join National UNITY network

26 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!

27 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.

28 Sustain ~Recruit & Retention ~Outreach e-newsletters media's facebook website local outlets ~National, Regional ~Fundraiser's Donations Grants & Contracts Special events ~Collaborate Network Student ~Exchanges Engage ~Community & ~Leadership ~Evaluate Your Program Document everything

29 POLL QUESTION #3

30 Build Trust ~Integrate Culture ~Team Build a.Talking Circles b.Ice Breakers c.Activities d.Safe Place ~Create Support a.Extended Family b.Individually

31 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. Youth Council's Build

32 STRENGTH BASED YOUTH COUNCILS Teach Possibility Solution Oriented Coping Skills Give Them Choices Mentorship Healthy Risks Determination Courage Use their Imagination to Create Intrinsic Values Culture & Traditions Have Fun & Laughter

33 Resources United National Indian Tribal Youth UNITYinc.comUNITYinc.com Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention TribalYouthProgram.org TribalYouthProgram.org Brunoe Training & Consulting JeriBrunoe.comJeriBrunoe.com National Indian Youth Leadership Project NIYLP.orgNIYLP.org National Congress of American Indians NCAI.orgNCAI.org Running Strong For American Indian Youth IndianYouth.orgIndianYouth.org

34 Closing Q & A

35 Please take 5 minutes to complete the online evaluation, which will be accessible at the conclusion of this Webinar.

36 Webinars on OJJDP’s Online University This event will be archived on OJJDP’s Online University. For the audio recording and support materials, visit

37 For more information, please contact: OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 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.

38 Please click on the link below to complete the online evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KM5JKKV Thank you!


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