This indispensable resource presents more than 150 “best of the best,” thought-provoking, varied, and engaging activities for ages 12 to 18 that will energize and inspire any group of young people. Grounded in Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets framework, these games and projects explore a wide range of issues that affect youth development, including family communication, school climate, peer relationships, service-learning, and self-esteem. The book includes more than 25 new activities as well as dozens of favorites, all updated with input from asset builders across North America. From physically challenging to thought-provoking, engaging to reflective, each activity focuses on a unique concept and offers a creative vehicle for studying a topic such as leadership, diversity, and community involvement (among others), allowing team leaders to empower young people to discover their own strengths. Includes real-world tips from educators and youth providers and a CD-ROM with over 50 reproducible handouts.
8.5 x 11.5 inches, 224 pages