Throughout the course of day two, we got to see that community can look different for everyone. Our community mapping activity showed that each of us has different relationships to the people, places, activities and identities that surround us, both locally and globally.
It’s important for us to think about how communities relate to each other in order to be active citizens. Together we considered how leadership becomes active citizenship when the change that is made is for the benefit of a community.
We also did a ‘string debrief’ which built up a lot of the connections in the room. We shared something that we noticed about others in the group, which led to a pretty beautiful star shaped tangle.
We certainly ended this program with a bang! During the Fired-Up Map activity, an incredible range of issues were suggested as issues that spark passion for the North Melbourne Young Initiators. You grouped these issues into three themes:
Judgement / Stereotypes
Womens sports teams (basketball)
The vision boards you produced give a glimpse into a world where active citizens such as yourselves bring about the end of these complicated problems
We want to thank all of you for being a part of this training intensive! It’s a privilege to learn from you and help you learn from each other. We can’t wait to start working with you on the youth-led project and find out how your values, skills, vision, passion and interests make positive change in your communities.
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For a gallery of photos from the weekend, click here.