Community Development – m-power

Community Development

Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30 – 7:45 PM

Each Session:

Everyday Etiquette
Shake hands, eye contact, basic greeting

Good Table Manners
Set table with placemat template, joke, story
Please/Thank-you, chewing, talking, etc.

The Elements of Communication
Listening, social cues, kindness

Our Own Strengths and Needs

The fourth curriculum will focus on community development and building a healthy support system through games and exercises relative to the topics below.  At the beginning of the evening, children will be grouped with a leader for dinner that includes a fun “ice breaker” to establish a social connection.  They will be given an opportunity to practice and improve their basic everyday etiquette.  Following dinner, the children will participate in a craft project that focuses on the benefits of cooperative behavior and building support systems within their families and the greater community.  Upon completion of the craft, the children will re-group to give them practice in social transitions.  The new group will engage in a team building exercise that explores emotional expression, handling peer pressure, and resisting rumors and gossip.  At the conclusion of the evening, the children will return to their original group and be given an opportunity to share their experiences.  A take-home packet will reinforce the evening’s program.

Community Development Exercises:

The Concept of Community

The Importance of Cooperation

How to Develop a Personal Support System

Peer Pressure

Rumors / Gossip