YMCA Chicago Teen Council Impact Maker
YMCA Chicago Teen Council Impact Maker

4 learners earned this badge

To achieve the YMCA Chicago teen council impact maker badge a youth first must have completed the teen council research badge and demonstrated a high level of understanding about the problem of segregation in Chicago-land. Youth then must work in collaboration with peers from across Chicago to plan and implement a teen event which brings together youth from different Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs with a relationship building focus.


YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Badge Type: showcase

Expected Duration: 6 months


  1. Youth will use their knowledge of social bridging to set goals for and plan an event that brings together teens from multiple Chicago neighborhoods and Chicago Suburbs. Activities at the event will encourage youth from different communities to build connections. Youth will identify and complete the necessary tasks to host the social bridging event. They will address logistical issues, identify program components, create an agenda and assist with recruitment of the event.
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    Participate in one of many Humane Education presentations taught by Specialists. These programs are offered for classes or groups at The Anti-Cruelty Society, in a school, or in community-based organizations. Go to http://bit.ly/17gOWq5 for available topics.

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