Video Clip and Discussion Guide: Advocacy for an issue is a form of philanthropy. It involves changing hearts and minds in support of an issue. The video shares examples from nonprofits, government, and individuals about the impact and importance of advocacy for an issue. After watching the video, students share examples of advocacy, reflect on issues they care about and personal reasons for advocacy.
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In this activity participants learn the importance of asking questions and using two-way communication.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: This whiteboard video defines and shows the power of advocacy and action. Youth learn there are many ways to make a difference; and that they have the strength and power to give time, talent, or treasure for the common good.
In this activity, participants reflect on their beliefs and feelings about philanthropy. This activity helps participants practice speaking up for issues they are passionate about and dialogue with others on the topic.
In this activity, participants learn an effective and thoughtful process for creating positive change. Young people relate advocacy to philanthropy as a way to constructively impact social change.
In this activity, participants explore how to have productive board meetings using feedback in the form of process comments.
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.
These videos, activities, ideas, toolkits, and discussion starters support a year of youth group engagement. The content may be used in any order.