What role can youth activity leaders play?
Whether you’re a coach, an art teacher, or a Scout leader, you’re a trusted adult in kids’ lives. Many youth highly value their strong bonds with adults like you.
You model behaviors for children and families that they may adopt at home, from demonstrating empathy, to showing how to provide physical care, to boundary setting.
Since you are most likely seen by parents as allies, your feedback or referrals to families may be more likely to be welcomed and accepted.
We know that some of the ideas in this website may not be applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic when social distancing is required. We have still included these ideas as we hope this website will be used long after the risks of COVID-19 are no longer present. For more information about resources available during the pandemic, visit the Yolo County COVID-19 Resource List.