1. Discuss how the project went: what were some challenges, what went well, what are some goals for next time etc.
2. Discuss the "what, so what, now what" of your project: What did your project address and why was it a need? Why is it important to serve this need or population? What are some implications for the future? What are some further steps you could take to address this issue?
3. What were some important takeaways from the experience?
4. What other opportunities exist to address this social issue?
5. Develop a timeline for monthly or bi-monthly service projects: Help organization members understand the Active Citizen Continuum (featured on Planning and Managing Service Projects page) and why consistently participating in community service is so important.
Individual Goal Setting (Small Groups)
Goal setting allows us to think critically about what we want to challenge ourselves to try or do throughout the week. The goals can be personal, group, community or globally related. Provide each participant with a cutout star and have him or her write his or her goals on the five points. Each person’s goals will be as individual as they are. After you have provided five minutes for people to write their goals, ask them to mark one that they would like to share with the group. Go around and have people share one goal they have, why it is important, and how they are going to challenge themselves to make it happen (should take about 15 min. at most – approx. one minute per person).
All around the world:
This a group activity that needs an even number of more than four. This is a “how did your day go”? There are a couple questions that the narrator should already have in place, such as: what did you learn today, what was a challenge you had to overcome, did you see something that made you think, what did it feel like to be with people from this area and what did you like and dislike? When a question is brought to the table and the pair talking about it, they must be timed, and after that is done they move over to the left or right a certain amount of spaces. This arrangement can be two start lines or a circle.
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