In this workshop, we explore how and why to promote responsibility and provide leadership opportunities to youth. Preparing Youth to Thrive identifies responsibility as one of six domains of SEL practices, and it is defined as “dispositions and abilities to reliably meet commitments and fulfill obligations of challenging roles.”
Responsibility emerges when youth have opportunities to take on increasingly difficult social obligations. In doing so, they become responsible for carrying out tasks, roles, and demands and they become responsible to others who are depending on them do follow through on those obligations. As young people practice taking responsibility for meaningful aspects of group projects, they develop capacity for leadership, which involves assuming responsibility for moving groups forward on shared projects and goals.
* All CFY professional development opportunities are qualified for NDE Instructional Units.