Youth Activities

Khun Kulpiphitt
Program Manager

Tel:  02 243-0140

Mobile: 081-720-3563


 Khun Chaturon 
Programming and Training Specialist 

Tel:  02 243 0140
Mobile: 081 374 7668


 Khun Anuwat
Program Assistant

Tel:  02 243 0140
Extension 408 


What is the purpose of 
Youth in Development
?


1. Practice Positive Youth Development

Help young people thrive:

  • See youth as resources to be developed rather than problems to be solved. 
  • Surround them and their families with experiences, education, opportunities, and relationships that support development.

 

2. Enhance Youth Participation

In projects and activities that affect them:

  • Youth should be empowered to participate at all stages of the life of a project or activity— planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Youth must receive the support and training necessary to succeed in contributing in ways that prepare them to be competent, caring, active, and responsible adults.

 

3. Implement Asset-Based Community Development

To help communities:

  • Recognize that people are more energized when the focus is on aspirations and opportunities.
  • Build on capacities, gifts, and strengths that are already in place.




What are the YinD goals? (Previous Framework)

Thai youth will be prepared for their roles as healthy, 
productive citizens who contribute positively to their communities.


Goal 1:  Develop Healthier Lifestyle

Youth will have the knowledge and skills to lead a healthier way of life
.

Objective 1.1:  Improve Life Skills

Youth will demonstrate improvements in at least two life skill areas.

Activities
Volunteers and their counterparts will carry out life skills activities with youth that support: decision making, building relationships with others, appreciating values, and emotion and stress management through life-skills hour, camps, clubs, after school groups, and free hours during school.   


Positive identity & self esteem:
Youth described or displayed three or more of their own
 personal strengths or assets as evidence of improved sense of self-esteem or self-worth.

Positive communication: Youth exhibited new positive communication or relational skills in one or more of the following ways: active, reflective listening with empathy; summarizing or paraphrasing others’ words; assertive negotiation skills; expressing needs   and wants clearly; resisting opportunities or pressure to engage in risky behavior; resolving conflict appropriately without resorting to violence or combative behavior. 

Decision making & critical thinking: Youth demonstrated improved decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in one or more of the following ways: developing creative solutions; analyzing pros and cons; seeking counsel and additional information; making decisions based on personal values; articulating potential consequences of various choices. 

Emotional Health: Youth described new positive coping strategies for dealing with stress and emotions such as articulating personal growth or lessons learned from difficulties they encountered; identifying positive peers or adults with whom to talk, identifying at least 3 self-care strategies.

Objective 1.2: Improve sexual and reproductive health

Youth will identify at least three strategies or behaviors that will 
help protect or promote their sexual reproductive health.

Activities
Volunteers and their counterparts will carry out a) sexual reproductive health (safe sex practices, abstinence, 
be faithful, condoms, delaying sex, understanding puberty, teen pregnancy prevention activities) an
d b) STI and HIV/AIDS prevention activities through health education hour, camps, clubs, after school groups, free hour during school.
Pregnancy Prevention: Youth were able to explain at least three 

methods to prevent unwanted pregnancies. 
Prevention: Youth correctly identified at least three ways to prevent the transmission of HIV. 

Condom Use: Youth described correct condom use. 

Understanding puberty: Youth described at least three physical changes during puberty. 



Goal 2:  Better prepared for workforce

Youth will be more competitive in today’s workforce.

Objective 2.1:  Improve personal finance skills

Youth will demonstrate understanding of basic finances by identifying
at least two strategies achieve their personal financial goals.

Activities
Volunteers and their counterparts will train youth in personal finance topics such as money management, financial goals, personal budgets, savings, keeping track of money, planning for life cycle events, etc. through camps, clubs, after school groups and during free hour during school.  

Financial Literacy: Youth demonstrated improved financial literacy skills by doing at least two of the following: creating personal budgets, starting savings plans, opening up banks accounts, participating in group savings schemes, setting financial goals and/or reporting improved money management. 

Objective 2.2:  Improve entrepreneurial skills

Youth will describe simple business concepts that can be applied 
for an entrepreneurial activity in their community.
Activities
Volunteers and their counterparts will train youth in entrepreneurship and business concepts such as market assessment, marketing, advertising, budgeting, record keeping, staffing, customer relations, pricing strategies, etc. through camps, clubs, after school groups and during free hour during school. Youth participate in entrepreneurship and business concepts trainings or activities.

Entrepreneurship and Simple Business Concepts: Youth are trained in entrepreneurship and business concepts and can describe at least one simple business concept to improve an entrepreneurial activity in their community.

Objective 2.3:  Improve English communication skills
Youth will demonstrate improvements in basic English 
communication skills to increase their marketability in the workforce.

Activities
Volunteers and their counterparts will train youth in basic English communication skills such as using improved verbal or written English for work, employment, or business activities and job-specific terms etc. through camps, clubs, after school groups and during free hour during school. 

Vocational Skills, English: Youth demonstrated examples of improved vocational skills such as using   improved verbal or written English for work, employment, or business activities. 




Goal 3: Improve Civic engagement

Youth will be active participants in addressing community needs.

Objective 3.1: Engage in service learning project

Youth will increase their engagement in volunteerism 
and youth will implement at least one service learning project.

Activities
s of analyzing, identifying, carrying out community-benefiting projects that reflect on a community issue which may include topics such as: environmental action, road safety, HIV/AIDS prevention campaign, community clean ups, self sufficiency economy model, disaster preparedness, peer education or other service-oriented activity. 

Volunteerism:Youth increased their engagement in at least one community-benefiting, peer education, or other service-orientated activity.

Civic Education: Youth demonstrated increased civic engagement by exhibiting at least two of the following behaviors:  participating in community problem solving, regular volunteering, active membership in groups or associations, participating in fund-raising activities, or engaging local officials or leaders in decision making. 

Volunteers and their counterpart will lead youth through the process

Objective 3.2: Improve peer leadership skills

Youth will demonstrate at least two 
new peer leadership skills and leadership traits.
Activities
Volunteers and their counterparts will train youth in peer leadership skills and leadership traits such as visionary, drive to see things through, effective communicator, motivator, planner, creative thinker, sets an example for others.

Leadership: Youth demonstrated new leadership behaviors including exhibiting two or more of the following traits: visionary, drive to see things through, effective communicator, motivator, planner, creative thinker, sets an example for others. 



Goal 4: Build support for Youth

Caregivers will have a stronger relationship with their children.

Objective 4.1: Improve caregiver involvement 

Caregivers will support their child by participating in 
at least one activity that showcases their children’s ability.

Activities
Positive YD Activities: Service providers who increased their involvement in positive youth development activities.Volunteers and their counterparts will engage caregivers in positive youth development events and activities like children’s day, school plays or recitals, sporting events, family bonding activities, youth group clubs, etc.


Objective 4.2: Improve caregiver communication

Caregivers and youth will report improved family communications.
Activities
Volunteers and their counterpart will train caregivers and youth during special events (like children’s day, parent teacher meetings, family bonding activities, home visit, etc) or in their daily life activities on effective communication strategies including asking open-ended questions, listening skills, showing empathy, etc.

Parent Communication: Parents reported improved communications or relationships with their children. 

Positive Adult Relationship: Youth described at least one new positive adult relationship or mentoring relationship in their lives. 


What are the YinD Goals? (Current Framework)


Thai youth will be prepared for their roles as healthy, engaged citizens
who contribute positively to their communities.

Goal 1: Improve Youth Life Skills 

and Community Leadership



Youth will have skills that enhance their own life opportunities 
and help them contribute to their communities.

Objective 1.1: Improve Youth Functional English Skills

Youth will demonstrate improved English conversation skills 
and confidence in speaking and understanding English.

Activities

Volunteers and their counterparts will work with English classes in schools at the upper Elementary and Middle School level, with after-school English clubs, English camps, and informal community education programs to help youth practice and use the English they learn in school, to improve their confidence in using English, and to use English based activities to discuss and enhance life skills.


Objective 1.2:  Improve Life Skills

Youth will demonstrate improvements in at least two life skill areas.

Activities

Volunteers and their counterparts will carry out life skills activities with youth that support: decision making, building relationships with others, appreciating values, emotion and stress management, and positive gender norms through life-skills hour, camps, clubs, after school groups, and free hours during school. 



Objective 1.3: Youth develop leadership skills 
through service learning activities

Youth will demonstrate new leadership behaviors such as the ability to analyze community needs 
and create projects or community service activities that benefit the community.

Activities

Volunteers and their counterparts will work with local Youth Councils, school-based youth groups, informal education centers who work with youth, and other community groups to promote youth leadership in the community through participatory community analysis and planning of service activities with the district government office, schools, or youth organizations.


Goal 2:  Develop Healthier Lifestyles for Youth


Youth will have the knowledge and skills to lead a healthier life.

Objective 2.1: Improve sexual and reproductive health

Youth will be able to identify at least three strategies or behaviors
that will help protect or promote their sexual reproductive health.

Activities

Volunteers and their counterparts will carry out a) sexual reproductive health (safe sex practices, abstinence, be faithful, condoms, delaying sex, health relationships, understanding puberty, teen pregnancy prevention activities) and b) STI and HIV/AIDS prevention activities through health education hour, camps, clubs, after school groups, free hour during.

Objective 2.2: Sports and Physical Activity

Youth will incorporate new physical exercise or sports activities into their weekly schedule.

Activities

30 Volunteers and their community partners will work with youth in activities such as team sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc.), and individual fitness activities, such as running, biking, swimming, active games, classes and workshops (yoga, meditation, etc.). Volunteers will use the activities to promote a healthy lifestyle and discuss topics such as teamwork, self-esteem and making good choices.

Objective 2.3: Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention

You will be able to identify three personal strategies to avoid the use of
drugs, alcohol, and other unhealthy substances.

Activities

Volunteers and their community partners will provide formal and informal education and training sessions to youth through youth clubs, extracurricular clubs, or work with existing groups such as sports teams to provide education and information on the effects of drugs and alcohol along with practicing resistance strategies. Other activities may include supporting, participating in or helping to organize campaigns with the district and sub-district governments.