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Building positive relationships with youth is an essential task and a foundational component of good instructional practice. Youth grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions. This handout, developed by the National Afterschool Association, provides 10 tips to help afterschool professionals build positive relationships with youth. It also includes a section which provides activities to be used in professional development.
A video that provides simple activities that can build community in any professional development offering.