In this activity participants get to know one another and discover their commonalities and differences. What similarities do I have with others? What differences do I have with others? Why are both important? 

This activity will provide an opportunity for the youth and a professionals/community leaders to get acquainted. This will help start the team-building process among board members and youth philanthropists and demonstrate part of the process of “building community.” 

In this activity participants experience the appreciative inquiry approach of “looking at the good stuff in their organization and/or community.” Youth will look at organizations and communities as ‘half-full’ with potential, rather than ‘half-empty.’ 

In this activity, participants learn about the concept of group consensus; what it means, how to facilitate this type of decision-making, and what it feels like to experience consensus building around community issues.