On this page, STYA providers share ideas and activities that may be of use to their colleagues. As providers share resources, you will be able to find ideas organized by the relevant component or challenge.
Do you have resources to share? Contact Michele Luc
, STYA Liaison for the Center of Excellence, with your ideas.
The STYA Journey, 2013-2018
Thinking about the Future
Inclusive Programming: Creating a Sense of Belonging
Activities to Foster a Sense of Belonging
The Cutting Edge: Understanding and Addressing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Youth
Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery
Understanding and Explaining #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #SayHerName to Young People
Sustainable Programs -- Are We There Yet?
Social-Emotional Learning and Wellness
Social and Emotional Learning Toolkit
Responding to Hate Language
Warm-Up: Human Scavenger Hunt
Diversity Iceberg Activity
What's Going on with Boys?
Exploring Digital Literacy and Citizenship
What's Going on with Girls?
Sustaining Effective Youth Development Programming
Promoting Healthy Kids After School: Tips, Tools, and Strategies
Guidelines for Healthy Food and Beverages
PYD 101 Online
Stepping into STEM: Incorporating STEM Learning into Your Program
4-H STEM Learning Checklist
Using Essential Questions: Structuring Small Group Discussions with Young People
Treasure Hunt on the ACT for Youth Website
David Pittman, YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, created this infographic for STYA participants to share with their families.
STYA Provider Day 2016
STYA Provider Day Icebreaker
Plenary: Success and Sustainability
Networking Session: Brainstorm
National Center for Community Schools (NCCS): Risks and Opportunities Framework
NCCS: How Does Parenting Change?
Epstein's Six Types of Involvement
U.S. Dept. of Education: Parent and Community Engagement Framework
Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP): Family Centered Practices
HFRP: Activities that Promote Family Involvement
NCCS: Parent/Family Engagement Practices
NCCS: Parenting Practices Worksheet
New Activities for Teambuilding, Self-esteem, and Social Skills
Name and a Movement
Bomb and Shield
Trauma-Informed Youth Programming
Trauma-Informed Youth Programming
Trauma-Informed Youth Programming Workshop: Strategies Brainstorm
Component 2 Resources
This game uses a Jeopardy format to educate about conflicts, relationships, communication, and more. You'll want to buy a box of buzzers -- youth love to use them! This game was shared by Alexandra Smith of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
Jeopardy Activity Description
Relationship Jeopardy Q&A
Bullying: Fact or Myth?
This activity helps in a variety of ways. Participants learn about a new topic and practice reading skills. It may also help with self-esteem, because each person has the answer and can feel that she or he is knowledgeable. Alexandra Smith of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center provided this activity.
Bullying Activity Description
This activity is based on materials from the Tiger Woods Foundation
. This activity allows youth to learn about a variety of careers and how the things they like to do could lead them to choose a career. Thanks to Alexandra Smith of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for this idea.
Career Activity Description
Challenge: Engaging Parents in Youth Activities
Interactive Parent Invitation
This "cootie catcher" activity, shared by Bronx-Lebanon staff, creates an interactive invitation that parents can't resist!
Parent Invitation Activity Description
Cootie Catcher Invitation Template