AmCham Macedonia Summer 2018 (Issue 58) - Page 12

Cover STORY Summer 2018 / Issue 58 Innovations in Education for Employability through Partnerships in Corporate Social Responsibility Innovation in Youth Work In the field of youth work and non-formal education, innovation is key. Youth are looking for projects that give them an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and challenge themselves. The Young Men’s Leadership Project (YMLP) and Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) in Macedonia are youth development programs which focus on youth development through experiential learning, facilitated workshops, and outdoor teambuilding challenges. GLOW and YMLP deliver concur- rent and complementary program- ming to our campers in a range of ways. First through facilitated work- shops, delivered by local and interna- tional volunteers on core curriculum topics - environmentalism, personal development, leadership, civic responsibility, and youth employabil- ity. Classes are given every day, built upon classes from previous days, providing campers with a broad-base knowledge and skills to continue exploring new concepts on their own. Second, content on teambuilding and 12 AmCham Macedonia Magazine Author: Dana Kayser, Operations Director/Peace Corps Volunteer, YMCA Bitola self-reflection is implemented through community-based challenges and outdoor engagement. Teams are mentored by an experienced and trained staff person who facilitates group challenges - both physical and self-reflective - enabling campers to practice leadership, teamwork, communication, and awareness. Campers work in teams with their mentor throughout the week and outside of class time in order to develop interpersonal skills. Finally, multiple special events are provided throughout the week which act as capstone projects and cultural exchanges. For example, field day and elective courses provide campers an opportunity to expe- rience the traditions of a typical American Summer Camp, while special events like a camp-wide service project, a proj- ect design simulation, and the new Youth Employability Fair, allow campers to practice the skills developed throughout the week in their core curriculum classes. The Business Sector as a Valuable Resource All of these different aspects of programming ar R&ЧfFVBF2FGvF7F7Bw&W2b6G&'WF'266ǐ&W76&RFfGV2v&2fVFVW"7Ffb&FW&Ц6V6R6'2fVFVW'2BFW7F2fVFVW'2g&Ф6VFv6G&'WFRFV"FRBWW&V6R7&VFr6FVBf"trB62B6V'2FRVffV7BbFRfVFVW'2&RƖfVB'FR6G&'RЧF2b6'&FR76'266ǒ&W76&R6ЦW2FB6G&'WFR&W6W&6W2&Ff6BֶBrFR&w&76&RF&v旦R6fW"5D%7VW"#77VRS'WBvBVvvRFR76'0VFFW&Ǔ4&F6VW2FP6'&FR76'22&RFW7@66ǒ&W76&RVFFW2v6ЧG&'WFRFFRgVFrbW"&w&ЧFW&R6WW'G2FV"fVBF@6&fFRfV&R&W6W&6W2FP6'&FR'FW'2&RFVǒ6V@vFVVRW'7V7FfW2BWW"ЧF6RFGf6R4&VVf6&W2vBV&ƗGV2B0ƖR6VFFRv2F7FЧfFRF6RW'7V7FfW2g&6"Ч&FR'FW'2&FW"f"WFF&VVfBBFRFW"B&ЧfFR'GVGf"FR'FW'0F6G&'WFR&RFW7BgVG2FFRFWfVVBbVw7FW'2॔4&F2v&VBF&VЧfv&FRF2V.( 26&R7W'&7VV'FVƗfW&rV&ƗGB"60G&6f"FRf'7BFRF&VvW@6GvFVF6FVBWFVЦ&ƗGf6ƗFF'2VB6W'0F&VvW&F2b&fW766V6F6&VW"rw&Fr5g2&W7VW22vV0W6rfVFVW&6FW&62@FW"WG&7W'&7V"'GVFW02FFVVBFR6Ч7FRbFRV&ƗGG&60FRWFV&ƗGf"vW&P6'&FR'FW'2&RfFVBFB&fFRFV"WW'BW'7V2ЧFfW2FFRVrVRF22খfV&R'GVGf"'FW'2F6V7BvFFRWFBF&V7Fǐ&fFR7BB6vBFFP6'&FRG66Rb6VFॖWFV&ƗGf f"V6VB76&ƗFW0G2VwW&V"FRWFV&ƗGf"6VFW2F&VR6Ц7W'&VB&w&36&VW"F&W26'@&W6VFF2B&W7VR&WfWw26W'2&FFR&WGvVV7VrF&W&W6VFFfW2B6&VW"F&W2PRvWGFrfVVF&6&W7VW0g&67FfbBGFVFr&RЧ6VFF2'&F67Ffb@6VG'FW'2V&r&W@7V6f26W2GW7G&W2@62FRvbFRf"2F&W2ЦVBw&VB'&VGFbf&F@fRVw7FW'2VfRFR6vFWr7&FB6vG2FW6'&rvFFVwVW7G2BFRV&ƗGf 6VFVB6W2v&Rtpb76'27V62F66֖RFWƶBBD`''G22vV2FW"6VG'FW'2&W&W6VFr6&VW'2VGRЦ6Ff&FbFV6wBFR6f26V7F"6W'2&P&W&VBBV6W&vVBF6&7RЦFRrF&W2B6VW7F0&WBFR6B6&VW'2FR'F7V"GW7G'B&VVf@g&fr7V6fV&R&W6W&6W06FRFR'GVGF7VFfVVFFV66W"6PbFR7B&7W&W2GW7G&W06VF2WW&V6RF@trB6W'2FgVGfFvRbFR'F6FFRWFV&ƗGf"7W'76VBW7FЦFW2F&VvWBFRp&6W72WV7FF2FBPvVBvBFG&fVF&VFP66FR'W6Wff"GvW WfVBvW&RfW'r'WBFRGW&W@v27W'&6rffRWBb6WfVvWfV76'2g&FR&fFR6V7F 'F6FVBFRf'26&rFV ֗76f6f"WFV&ЦGBWW'F6RvFFR6W'2bW"'FW'2'&fVBvFFV2bvWfVvVVB@WV7WFfW2vƖrFW6RFV"FPF7VFW"WFfVWF&7Fg6&W&W6VFrW 6fW"76"66֖RB6f&W"tr6W"#"7R&WBW"6WW&V6PBrVw7FW'26W6RFP6WW&V6RF7&v&&BF7V66W76gV6&VW"Bv2'F7V&ǐ7V6f"6W'2F&R&RF6VP66VFvP