Hello there, Madeline and Jasmine here from Youth MOVE National’s member services department. Things are changing and we’re here to help. With youth engagement activities moving to a virtual platform. We would like to offer you some tips on how to stay connected to your network during this time.
It’s important to stay in conversation as many of us are having to sit at home and learn new ways to be productive. Luckily, technology allows us to create these relationships in virtual spaces.
Introducing where I am at: working from home as usual.
At YMN, we are used to working remotely, whether on the road while we are offering technical assistance, or at our home offices, which span from coast to coast. We utilize certain technology that assists us in staying connective and productive when we cannot be together in person. While many organizations are switching over to a virtual workspace, we thought it would be helpful to share some of our top tips to improve productivity while at home.
- Ask your chapter members if there is a platform they are already comfortable with
- Check our blog on how to use technology to stay connected!
Hosting a meeting virtually through Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or WhatsApp? Here are some things you can do to keep the work moving
- Host group strategic planning sessions
- Encourage peer support by meeting one on one with youth
- Create advocacy campaigns that encourage contacting your Government elected officials through phone, email, and video campaigns
- Convene larger groups by having town halls or community discussions around topics related to youth and young adults
With the new social distancing guidelines its important to understand and share ways, your community works to maintain mental and physical wellness. Mental and physical wellness activities might include
- Water fishing
Check out or blog on self-care
Here are some additional resources from Youth MOVE National that you might find helpful while working virtually