Ward Young Women/Young Men Leadership Training
This event is held bi-yearly for the entire YM/YW organizations. The YM/YW leaders rotate chairing the event.
â€¢tDetermine what leadership skills you want to emphasize and teach
â€¢tBrainstorm a theme
â€¢tIncorporate ward members who would/could connect with the youth â€“ well prepared/informative/fun **give them a loose idea of what you are after and then let them go for it!
â€¢tAssign YM/YW leaders for supportive roles
b.tset up/take down
c.t”Ambassadors” to lead youth groups from country to country
d.t”Border Patrol” to keep youth from wandering halls, etc. Also to check passports at end.
â€¢tMade passports. Made stickers for each country to be placed in passports upon exiting each country/class.
â€¢tUsed paper flag on dowel for the ambassador to hold up and lead their group
â€¢tDecorated with maps (free from AAA if member) and flags (off computer)
â€¢tUsed sticker tags with flags and names of countries for the Ambassadors shirts
â€¢tUsed sticker tags for “Border Patrolâ€ and placed on front of baseball caps
â€¢tUsed sticker tags of UN “staffâ€ i.e. kitchen help/support
â€¢tPlaced small flag papers in sealed envelopes for each youth to open which would place them in their group for the event
â€¢tHad flags on classroom doors for identification â€“ teachers brought extra visuals if they wanted â€“ we supplied anything needed from the library, etc.
â€¢tUsed Cultural Hall/Gym area as the beginning destination â€“ they crossed the border into Mexico and had a taco bar prior to classes
NIGHT OF THE EVENT
â€¢tOpening pray & blessing on food
â€¢tYouth are given their envelopes
â€¢tAmbassadors were in the back of the cultural hall with their identifying flag/dowel
â€¢tYouth got into their groups and each group started at the same time
â€¢tEach class was 10 minutes â€“ then rotated to the next country
â€¢tPassport stickers given either as they sat in class at the beginning or upon exiting
â€¢tRotated through 3-4 classes and end up in the Relief Society room which was the UN â€“ “wrap upâ€ training and a nice message from Bishop
â€¢tNote: Youth line up and have their passports inspected by the Border Patrol before entering Mexico if dinner served at end of activity