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As an member of a community or civic group you interact with many different young people each day. Here are a few ideas to consider when identifying youth you might impact:

  • youth that participate in community engaged civic activities such as 4-H, Girl/Boy Scouts
  • youth that volunteer in the community through school or other organizations


After you identify the youth you interact with regularly, make a commitment to invest your time with them. Here are some examples on how to make that investment:

  • attend local youth events (sports, theatre, musical, academic competitions)
  • contribute to fundraisers when possible or if unable to commit financially, ask them what they are raising money for, compliment their initiative or commitment etc.


Grow your relationship and develop a connection with identified youth. Intentionally have conversations with them about issues that impact their life. Here are some ideas to spark these conversations:

  • ask them about their day
  • offer to partner with them to promote their projects

Visit our Talking Tips page for more information.

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