YMCA Chicago Teen Council Researcher
YMCA Chicago Teen Council Researcher

4 learners earned this badge

To achieve the YMCA Chicago Teen Council researcher badge a youth first must have demonstrated superior leadership skills in order to be selected for the teen council. Youth then learn about social capital and the barriers to social bridging in Chicagoland. They will then relate the issue to their own life experience, and identify compelling language to help peers understand and care about the issue. Youth then reflect on the importance of learning about a problem and helping others to understand the issues in order to make change.


YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Badge Type: knowledge

Expected Duration: 4 hours


  1. [required] Youth will conduct research about social capital and the importance of social bridging and share their findings with the group.
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