template subject to change | current version: October 26, 2014
(a good title includes something about the activity and the goals)
Include photos here if you have them!
Summary (140 characters):
Goals and Values
What were your activity’s community goals? (could be as simple as getting participants to show up, or demonstrate the value of collective creativity, or a particular goal for impacting your community)
What do individual participants get out of the activity? (a. skills/knowledge gained, b. things created, c. friendships/community forged)
What parts of the process were led and designed by and with youth? (planning, outreach, leading/facilitating, implementing, sharing, etc.)
What You Need For This Activity
Who can participate?: (what ages) (individuals/families) (what skills)
What resources are necessary? (tech, space, a regular meeting time)
What kind of mentors/facilitators with what skills does it require?
How long does it take? (an afternoon, a week, a month, a year?)
Describe the places and social context that this project is amenable to:
How to Do This Activity
Tell a story about how to do this activity.
- Break the activity down into steps, telling us about
- the process of the activity itself
- how participants shared what they did
- Finally, what would you do differently? Other notes and concerns?
Background and Context
Who are you, and what does your organization do? (feel free to use your stock org bio)
- Are you willing to be contacted by Learning Guide users? + Contact Info.
Links to further resources:
- Online resources: Handouts, code snippets, or other resources online somewhere? (links are fine)
- Have there been other descriptions or documentation of this activity elsewhere?
Postscript: Qualities of a Good Story
After your write the how-to, reread your activity story with these points in mind
- Specific details from events where this occurred (don’t over-generalize, readers can adapt to their own context)
- The role that youth play and the process by which they are included, rather than solely focusing on the output.
- What questions should organizers be asking themselves and youth as they plan their session?
- How can the results of this activity be shared with families and communities?
- Reflect on the core, non-negotiable guiding principles of your session, and make sure they’re included in the story (what is a narrative version of your broader goals?)