You don’t need to be JFK or MLK to be a leader.  Y-O-U can make a difference.  As a leader you have the opportunity to develop your own leadership style, goals, and beliefs but with this big opportunity comes a bigger responsibility.  This session includes information, handouts, and activities on empowerment, leadership, and advocacy.

THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THIS SECTION:

Creating your cookbook includes information on empowerment, advocating for others, and becoming a leader. It includes activities to improve the youth’s understanding of the qualities of a leader and skills necessary to advocate. This section centers on the idea that leadership begins with the ability to tell one’s story. This section can be used as an individual workshop on leadership development or in conjunction with the other sections of the toolkit.

Recipe
POWERPOINT

Empowerment powerpoint
This presentation discusses youth leadership, advocacy and empowerment.

HANDOUTS

Share Your Story
Helps youth identify the importance of sharing their story,

Reframing Agendas
Helps youth to reframe their story and share it with others.

Empowerment Activity

Rolling the Dice
In this actvity participants will roll-play scenarios where participants must advocate for themselves

ACTIVITIES

Legislative Policy Guide
Prepares youth for talking to their legislators

Leadership Development White Paper
Encourages youth to discuss leadership development with policy developers