CEF YouthWise is a program devoted to helping our youth become creative leaders of tomorrow. Available to kids from 7-17, YouthWise is a fun, highly experiential workshop that builds life-long learning skills. And best of all, children makelasting friendships with other kids from around the world.
YouthWise is a program devoted to helping our youth become creative leaders of tomorrow. Available to kids from 7-17, YouthWise is a fun, highly experiential workshop that builds life-long learning skills. And best of all, children make lasting friendships with other kids from around the world.
YouthWise for Teens:
This year will include an exciting real-world challenge, collaborate to solve the challenge, and then present a viable solution. Teens will learn and apply the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process. Over the course of the workshop, teens will work together to:
- · Discover their own thinking style preference based on the Four-Sight™ Breakthrough Thinking Profile
- · Learn proven and new innovation tools and techniques
- · Frame challenges in broader ways to open up thinking
- · Refine their solutions by prototyping: building rough models using clay/paper or doing skits
- · Polish their presentation skills with drama coaching
- · And finally, present their final solution!
Teens will also enjoy an afternoon doing Facilitation through the Arts – a time to explore their creativity using art, music, and improv. Advanced Teens will receive additional coaching to hone their CPS skills and meet innovation experts and practitioners.
YouthWise for 7-12 year olds:
Younger kids will explore the excitement of creative thinking and the thrill of solving challenges in a highly experiential format. After learning more about their individual Smarts (based on Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences), kids will actively:
- · Learn the foundation skills of the Creative Problem Solving process through games, songs, and other fun techniques
- · Learn how to actively separate divergent and convergent thinking skills
- · Focus on a global theme through literature and heroes
- · Explore musical smarts with guest musicians
- · Express themselves through dramatic skits and improv
- · Create art – painting, modeling, and more
- · Do kinesthetic exercises to focus their creativity
- · Model how to improve communication using their smarts
- · Laugh and play as they learn
Suzie Nussel, Jane Goldwasser, Renee Paser-Paull, Mimi Fleck, Ashley DaSilva, Gabrielle Holt, Beth Slazak and Jason Hall.