Youth Nation

Youth Nation

Empower and educate youth in various communities to live healthy positive lifestyles through sports and physical activities.
Youth Nation is a project of the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop (MRCOSS), that aims to connect with underserved youth and their families to address issues such as childhood obesity, violence, and underage drinking and smoking.  These issues are addressed through various on-site after-school activities that promote healthy lifestyles, character-building and the development of social skills. 

Preparation Instruction:
  • Contact us to get an updated schedule of our activities.  Our contact information can be found below.
  • Fill out a volunteer form, and get waiver form and release signed by your parents.
  • Go to our website, www.onestopmicronesia.org, to learn more about our program and upcoming events.
  • Plan and submit an activity/lesson that you want to share with participants.  Specify what age group you would like to work with and how long the activity/lesson will be.  Not sure what kind of activity/lesson to plan?  Contact us for information about previous activities that have been done, tips and any other questions.  All activities/lessons must be approved by the Micronesian Resource Center team before being executed. 

Activity Instruction:
  • You will engage youth based on your planned activity/lesson, promoting fun and enriching activities that address living a healthy and positive lifestyle.
  • Please take pictures/video and post them on your and MRCOSS social media using the hashtags #YouthNation #GuamServiceLearning #MRCOSSguam 

Reflection Instruction:

In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection must be submitted at least a week after activities have been completed.  The reflection should address: What did you do? What did you learn? How was this a service to the community?  How do you think you made a difference in the community?


Learning Standards/Objectives:
  • To encourage Physical activities and offer positive alternatives to participants. EXAMPLE(S): Create and guide children through various sports and activities.
  • Teach the importance of environmental stewardship by having participants clean up sites after activity, while encouraging recycling. 
  • Promoting cultural awareness by engaging participation amongst children from various ethnic backgrounds.
Guam Department of Education Standards:

Social Studies Standard 4: Government and Civics

Students learn to achieve civic competence by studying the structures of power, authority, and governance.

AG.4.16: Practice personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including thefollowing:

• Trustworthiness and honesty

• Courtesy and respect for the rights of others

• Responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance

AG.4.17: Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

• Performing public service

Health Education Standard 8: Health Advocacy

Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

HS.8.1: Utilize accurate peer and societal norms to formulate a health enhancing message.

HS.8.2: Evaluate strategies that influence and encourage others to make positive health choices.

HS.8.3: Work cooperatively as an advocate for improving personal, family, and community health.

HS.8.4: Adapt health messages and/or communication techniques to target a specific audience.

HS.8.5: Employ life skills that promote healthy, productive, and functional lives.

HS.8.6: Develop and articulate personal opinions about health issues.


 


CONTACT PERSON DETAILS

  Name: Edmund Wengu
 Phone: 671-977-6374
  Email: ewengu@manelu.org
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop (MRCOSS)
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