Groups, Troops, Clubs & Teams: The Essential Handbook for Youth Leaders

Groups, Troops, Clubs & Teams: The Essential Handbook for Youth Leaders

by Ann Saylor



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574824889
Publisher: Search Institute Press
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor are nationally recognized trainers and program consultants in the youth and community development field. As cofounders of the Center for Asset Development, they have equipped youth and adults in agencies such as AmeriCorps, the Tennessee Department of Health, and YMCA of the USA. They are the coauthors of Building Character from the Start, Great Group Games, and Ready to Go Service Projects. Susan Ragsdale lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Ann Saylor lives in Pleasant View, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kent Pekel, President and CEO of Search Institute ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Youth, Strength, and Power

Chapter 1 A Strength-Based Approach to Positive Youth Development 3

Chapter 2 Putting Positive Youth Development to Work 13

Chapter 3 Understanding How Young People Are Wired 29

Chapter 4 How Young People Think and See the World 47

Part 2 Activating Power

Chapter 5 Preparation: The Work before the Work 67

Chapter 6 Connect with Them 77

Chapter 7 Know Them 97

Chapter 8 Engage Them 117

Chapter 9 Stretch Them 141

Chapter 10 Challenge Them 159

Chapter 11 Power Up 173

Part 3 Sustaining Power

Chapter 12 The Practice of Self-Mastery 195

Chapter 13 The Practice of Gratitude 221

Chapter 14 The Practice of Recharging 235

Index 253

Acknowledgments 257

About the Authors 259

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