Youth for Youth Conference Participant
Youth for Youth Conference Participant
- Status: Past Project
- Possible Hours: 20
- Categories: Social Justice, Peace and Kindness, Education and Literacy, Citizenship and Civic Engagement, Health and Wellness
- Schools: George Washington High School, J.P. Torres Alternative School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Tiyan High
- Schools: Open to All Schools
- Project Start Date: 03/16/2018
- Project End Date: 03/18/2018
Register for the 2018 Youth for Youth Conference with your school counselor or representative. Pay the $100 registration fee and attend all three days of the conference, March 16-18, 2018 at the Hyatt.
Actively participate in family groups, keynote speaker presentations and workshops. After the conference, create a flyer, brochure, film, or slide show, to teach your peers about something important that you learned at this conference. Since you will be learning a lot, you may choose one that stands out for you as the most important message you want to share. You can do more if you would like. Post on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) using the hashtag #ROOTEDINYFY. Note how many views you got. Include this material in the reflection you turn in to your teacher.
In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection needs to be turned in to a teacher who can input the hours into Power School. You need to address: What did you do? What did you learn? How was this an example of public service? Remember - the service is the sharing of what you learned with your peers.
The objective for Youth for Youth is: built on the belief that the youth are leaders of today and have much to contribute towards making positive changes in their families, schools and village communities. Teens are actively involved in prevention program development, implementation and evaluation.
Social Studies Standards: 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 the following:
• 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
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. EXAMPLE: Create a poster using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) that encourages peers to abstain from risky behaviors (e.g., abusing alcohol and drugs, having unprotected sex).
HS.8.2: Evaluate strategies that influence and encourage others to make positive health choices. EXAMPLE: Create a pamphlet or website advocating a tobacco-free lifestyle.
HS.8.3: Work cooperatively as an advocate for improving personal, family, and community health. EXAMPLE: Sponsor a health fair addressing health-related issues currently affecting teens.
HS.8.4: Adapt health messages and/or communication techniques to target a specific audience. EXAMPLE: Modify a public service announcement using a variety of languages to promote good health.
HS.8.5: Employ life skills that promote healthy, productive, and functional lives. EXAMPLE: Collect samples of warning labels from common household items and discuss potential health hazards. Or, create a presentation using technology (e.g., PowerPoint, video, print advertisements) depicting a model lifestyle of a typical teenager on Guam (e.g., family functions, volunteer work, extracurricular involvement).
HS.8.6: Develop and articulate personal opinions about health issues. EXAMPLE: Prepare a persuasive speech explaining the importance of HIV testing and counseling of sexually active youth.