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SC Print Materials
Walk With Me
Role models, education, anti-violence, anti-racism.. just a few of the issues discussed by this group of young men in this full-colour magazine, being mailed soon!
Follow the adventures of Captain Spandex and Mask Girl as they share the Students Commission's Four Pillars - Respect, Listen, Understand and Communicate™ - with Brick, the not-so-subtle facilitator in training. "It appears his skin deflects constructive criticism!" - Captain Spandex
Healthy and Equal Relationships
Project Not So Many's workshop guide on Healthy and Equal Relationships is here! All year the members of Not So Many have worked on creating this tool to help you start some discussion on what a healthy (and unhealthy) relationship is all about. It is great for young people between the ages of 8 and 18, and is a great opportunity for youth to share their ideas on the issues of respect, self esteem, trust, honesty, violence and power just to name a few!
The Sixth Messenger
In The Sixth Messenger world-famous cartoonist Ben Wicks tells the story of his career and more than 20 jobs he held along the journey. A parallel commentary from youth across Canada addresses the issues, concerns and solutions they have about the decisions they must make in their careers.
All My Relations – Event Deconstruction
The purpose of this document is to analyze an event, called All My Relations, held by the Students Commission in 2002. The event included a six-day youth conference which concluded with a Presentation Morning when the youth delegates met with invited adult guests. The deconstruction will show how research and evaluation techniques from The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement are being integrated into the Students Commission youth programming. It will show how and why we chose and structured activities. A second purpose is to examine whether an event which is fun, also has substantial value and impact.
SC - Centre Publications
SC Conference Manual
This handbook is designed to assist you, teachers and students alike, to set up and run a Students Commission Conference at your own school or in your own community. We also want to help students to implement the ideas they developed through conference participation. We hope this publication will help to get more and more students involved in the "Commission experience."
This booklet summarizes current research about adults as allies to youth and adult-youth partnerships. It includes resources, tips, how-to's as well as activities to build ally skills.
Youth Engagement Model
This booklet illustrates the Centre of Excellence's Youth Engagement framework, which is continuously growing and evolving as we learn more about the full picture of youth engagement. The conceptual framework of youth engagement can be used to inform development, documentation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives.
This booklet deconstructs the story of Project Not-So-Much (PNSM) as an on-the-grounds example of youth engagement. PNSM engages young men that are negative leaders in their communities to build their positive leadership skills and become mentors to their peers. The young men have focused on issues related to preventing crime and violence, and have reached out to over 1000 young people in Toronto in weekly discussion groups and workshops related to various issues.
What is Youth Engagement
What is Youth Engagement? The benefits of meaningfully involving youth include reduced negative risk behaviours such as lower substance use, decreased rates of school drop-out, and lower rates of depression. Check out this simple and easy-to-use booklet to find out the basics about youth engagement.
Youth Taking Risks
What happens when a young person and a brain scientist sit down to chat about risk-taking and adolescent brain development? That's what we wanted to find out. This booklet looks at a study of the relationship between brain chemicals (particularly dopamine) and risk-taking in youth. It contributes to our understanding of pressures that influence youth and of how brain development is related to behaviour.
Exploring Youth Engagement Poster
The Students Commission asked 78 youth-serving organizations "What is Youth Engagement?" in a survey that included 32 questions on a whole range of topics. This poster, developed buy a youth-adult team, brings the survey findings to life. Now we're bringing what we learned to you as a fully bilingual wall poster.
Let Discussion Guide Us
Where do we go in Canada to get the ideas of children and youth about decision that affect them? Currently there is no place nationally where children and youth can represent themselves and inform decision-makers. Use this "let DISCUSSION GUIDE us" booklet to host a discussion group at your school, organization or community group for youth, adults or both. Invite members of the community, volunteers, board members and young people to come and discuss young decision making and what something like this could look like and send in the results.