January 21, 2011 3 Comments
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a two part post. Click for Part 1
4. Give them a seat at the table. An opportunity to lead.
One of the most impactive ingredients for our youth conferences was allowing, even empowering our youth to help plan and carry them out. They had real input into what would be taught and discussed. I have multiple examples of going into planning meetings thinking I knew exactly what I wanted done for a specific event only to leave the same meeting having changed or at least adjusted the event because of the input of the youth. They know what they need, we just need to listen.