Approach: Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Photographic evidence that BYEP adventures make us

SMILE

If you had stopped by BYEP last week not only would you have seen an abundance of teenagers with cheese sticks, but also owls, hawks, and kestrels! Thank you Montana Raptor Center for coming by to educate us on conservation, we had lots of fun hanging with Bu, Chaco, and Stella!

Both 8th & 9th-grade groups continue to focus on building community through trust and teamwork. Before we jumped into initiatives, we asked members to consider their roles when working with a group of people. Participants answered the following questions in their journals:

When I know I am good at an activity I usually …

When I know I’m NOT good at an activity, I usually...

When I get frustrated during an activity, I usually...

During activities, I tend to (take charge/step back)...

Answering these questions brought forth awareness and set the stage for members to step out of their comfort zone. It’s always a joy to observe teens try on a new hat and practice different leadership skills.

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Hope you’re as stoked on BYEP as Javi!

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