Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Activity 1: Project Check-in

Part of Families

Activity time: 10 minutes

Description of Activity

Invite participants to report on their work on the photo-documentary project. The youths' preparation of photographs and write-backs must be completed for the next session, so take as much time as the group needs to check in. Encourage participants to problem-solve together, and offer assistance as needed.

Including All Participants

Participants might need assistance in keeping their material organized. Different participants will exhibit various ways of processing information. Visually inclined youth may find it helpful to create a checklist or spreadsheet that details each family, lists what is needed from each family (photograph(s), write-back, permission slips, and so on), and provides a space to check off each item as the youth obtains it. More extroverted youths might need to discuss their plans with a listener. Try to accommodate the various learning styles of participants.