Idea Bombardment

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This activity will help your group generate ideas for achieving personal and group goals. It provides a way for the group to “bombard” one or a small group of people with ideas for accomplishing their goals. Start with the whole group in a large circle, then spend about five minutes talking about how to set goals–making them realistic, short-term so … Read

Pleasure Meter

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The Pleasure Meter is a good activity to start discussion early in a program, but not right at the beginning. It acquaints participants with each other, indicates preferences and lets us find out about the other members of our group. It can help you learn about the participants and may help your group define sexual behavior. As you discuss pleasure and then … Read

That’s Not Cool

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This is a pretty funny video about what might happen if you talk to your parents, counselor or boyfriend about “textual harassment.” It was developed by Brandon Hardesty and you can also find it on thatsnotcool.com. Here’s what Brian says about it– “A PSA I did for Ad Council. I filmed this about three weeks ago. Ad Council asked me … Read

Plan Agendas

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Iowa Outdoor Youth Summit

Meeting Agenda Card Sort is a tool for involving your group in setting an agenda for regular meetings. It starts with collecting ideas from all the members, and then provides an easy way to put the ideas in order and develop a timeframe. Groups benefit from having a standard agenda so that members know what to expect and are prepared. … Read

Map the Community

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A map is a special kind of picture of a community or area; there are landmarks that make each community unique. Each team will draw, photograph, take notes and collect things that can be glued to the map-page. At the end of the walk, print photos and add items from the walk to the map-pages.