19 Mar 2011

Youth Empowerment Soceity : Open New Doors to Future

Youth empowerment is an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people in a positive manner, thus include parents, teachers and professionals who would provide support, secure and safe environments for them to flourish

How do we encourage young people to do their BEST?

If we are able to create an environment to evolve their leadership and ensure that they can safely experiment and succeed in developing stronger skills and confidence in future?

Youth problems are not just youth problems,
they are community problems  which requires us to work with parents, teachers, schools, corporates, media and community organisations to address the problems faced by our youth today.

What Youth need to FLOURISH

1. Developing leadership skills
2. Effective communication skills
3. Learn to relax and manage stress
4. Deal with emotions and doubts
5. Increase focus and clarity
6. Better fitness, health and nutrition
7. Understand power and responsibility
8. Develop self confidence and inner strength
9. Develop trust and better interpersonal relationships
10. Problem solving and community building skills

What creates Youth Problems?

Today's competitive educational environment and lifestyles puts youth under pressures which were not experienced by previous generations. Academic competition, peer pressure, family problems and high expectations of parents including increased media exposure create stress and anxiety at an age when youth are undergoing physical and mental changes.  

As a result, stress and depression are widespread in today's youth, preventing them from realising their full potential and putting them at risk of a wide range of problems in the long run.

Our Challange ?
To develop a new empowerment model for youth to develops their academic, technical, personal and social skills including critical thinking and problem solving skills so that they can meet global standards required for success in post secondary education and quality employment in KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY evolving today - faster than NANO.

What many people
don't know about young people ?

1. They like to be cared

o They like to be cared and loved.

o They need to feel safe and secure.

o The more they are cared for, the more secure they feel.

o They need to be surrounded by people who care for, appreciate and accept them unconditionally.

o They need the positive influences of peers and adults to encourage them to do their best.

o They need to be encouraged to appreciate that they are more likely to reach their potential with clear targets they can reach

2. They like to be valued
o The more they are valued the more positive self-worth they experience.

o They need to be encouraged to feel they have some control over things that happen to them.

o Empowering them will be proof that they are valued, respected, liked and are regarded as valuable resources.

o They need fun time to interact with peers and adults, which involves the development of social skills.

o To know that life has meaning and purpose

o Their lives have significance.

o The more they understand that there is a reason for their existence, the more significant they will feel.

o They need encouragement to explore opportunities within and outside of school to learn and develop new skills and interests.

o They are encouraged to acquire a commitment to learning: education success and the long-term value of learning will enhance their self-worth as they discover their gifts and talents.

o They need to appreciate and understand how to make the tough decisions and choices; how to cope with new situations.

o They need guidance to develop a positive view of the future.

What else ?Simply ask them ...

What is needed?To motivate, inspire and encourage young people to reach their full potential.

How ?

Let us bring young people together; create a supportive and secure environment; enable peer to peer collaboration; provide encouragement and mentoring with guidance to realize their full potential in the society

The quality of our future will be the youth we develop today...

Give Youth
the Skills and Tools
and They'll Change the World