The Responsive Teen Advisory Council

Now that you have a Teen Advisory Council at your program, what’s the next step? This activity-filled training provides the answer by introducing a strong SEL-based framework and routines that can help council members build valuable communication and social-emotional learning skills while cultivating positive, meaningful relationships with their peers and with adults. The end result will be more focused, connected, fun, and effective council meetings!

Please note: Only afterschool practitioners working with middle school youth should register for this training. Completion of “Teen Advisory Councils (Part 1 & 2)” is recommended before taking this training.


Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth
5. C1: Use strategies to assist youth in learning to express emotions, solve problems, and make decisions in positive ways – Level 3
5. C2: Develop and implement strategies to practice complex communication skills such as assertiveness, conflict resolution, and positive decision making – Level 3


Training Objectives
Participants will
a.    participate in a Responsive Advisory Meeting
b.    examine the steps involved in getting started with a Responsive Advisory Meeting
c.     practice using Responsive Advisory Meeting plans to address specific Teen Advisory Council meeting goals or purposes