Encouraging Youth Choice

Staff Development Guide

Training situation: Coaching (one-on-one)

Length: 15 minutes

Objectives: Participants will work through the Youth Voice and Choice Video-Based Learning Module and create an action plan to give youth more control of their STEM experiences.


  • See the Skill in Action – 5 minutes
  • Setting Goals – 10 minutes
  • How to Give Youth Control handout
  • Action Plan



Video-Based Learning Module

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

  • What is the choice that youth are making?
  • Is this a consequential choice?
  • Does this give youth control?

Now that you’ve watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

  • How do you think this “choice-making” activity influences youth engagement in the activity?

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