I Am My Community:Developing the Civic-Minded Youth

Unfortunately, many youth live in a microwave environment - immediate gratification and entitlement is commonplace. However, for many more, financial adversities, homelessness, hunger and unemployment have effected families and communities.

Research suggests that giving young people opportunities to become engaged in civic activities increases the likelihood that they will become healthy, active citizens. With experience leading universities in programs to develop civic-minded young adults, YRM Consulting Group has created a strategic series of civic engagement workshops that include community service, political activism, environmentalism and other volunteer activities geared towards youth.  This series is adaptible for schools, community service programs, and religious and other groups. Participants will provide needed services to community residents and gain social-psycho understanding of the concept of community.