Approach: Cultivating Community

Last week we hung out with the students of the Youth Giving Project (YGP). YGP is a youth philanthropy program that funds organizations positively impacting the community. The committee recently chose BYEP as the recipient of grant money and came by to see us in action. To give them a glimpse into “a day in the life” YGP members participated in a workshop led by BYEP students. The evening was unique in the sense that peer to peer education is rare. Huge shout out to YGP for empowering fellow youth and taking the time to get to know BYEP! 

Approach Groups continued on with the theme of community and spent the remainder of workshop going through an exercise called, “The Code of Honor “; this discussion based activity helps members define their group’s purpose, as well as set norms and expectations. Here’s some of the questions PM’s asked to get the conversation rolling: 

  • Why are you here?

  • How do you plan to contribute?

  • What are your goals?

  • How would you like to be supported? How do you plan to support? 

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