Our Programme Ideas for Youth Groups
Our FREE downloadable resources include 'tried and tested' programme ideas for your youth group, staff development and team meetings.
Here is our list of latest activity ideas:
Building Leaders - a selection of five activities that can be used to support young people in becoming leaders and peer educators. These activities include group-building and sessions on group leadership.
Actions and Choices 1 - three discussions starters exploring the choices we make and the actions we take, specifically around risk-taking behaviour.
Actions and Choices 2 - two more activities exploring the choices we make and the actions we take, specifically around risk-taking behaviour.
Self-Esteem 1 - two discussion starters exploring what helps us feel good about ourselves.
Self Esteem 2 - two more discussion starters exploring what helps us feel good about ourselves and how our behaviour can influence the self-esteem of others.
Group Building 3 - activities and discussion starters addressing some of the essential themes to address in building an open, trusting and effective group or team. The activities here were used in work with young peer educators.
Group Building 4 - a selection of five activities and discussion starters drawn from work with young peer educators, each aiming to help build a sense of confidence, trust and openness within the group.
Youth Work, Values and Choices - activities and discussion starters aiming to encourage people to explore key values of youth work, and to think about how they guide practice. These activities can be used with young people ow within the staff team.
Personal Values and Choices - activities and discussion starters aiming to encourage people to explore their own personal values, and to understand some of the effects these have on their lives. Can be used with younger people or within the staff team.
Understanding Gender 1 - 'The Great Divide' is a quiz exploring the differing experiences of men and women around the world. It can be used in staff training or with senior members.
Making a Move - Three activities using dance to explore culture, creativity and self-expression.
Telling Tales - two activities designed to encourage creative thinking, writing and storytelling.
Sound of Music - Three activities use young people's interest in music as a starting point sharing information - especially relevant for work towards a Youth Achievement Award.
Participative Youth Work - two activities exploring the skills and attitudes that young people are looking for in a youth worker, and in particular, a youth worker who will encourage and enable their involvement and decision-making.