Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Someone asked me about when I started off as a Youth Worker ........

I love questions.

I love it too
when I am asked a question so .....

One day I asked online

Can I ask you a question?
60 humans said yes.

The book below is the result.

One question I asked was::
Will you ask me a question?

Here is one of them
re-posted here in Youth Work Week::

What or who inspired you to start working with young people?

When I was aged 15 I was carpeted at my youth club and was told I was unmanageable and had to go. 
BUT they gave me another option - to become a leader and look after a group of boys - the disruptive ones. 
So I started when I was a YP. 
My leaders trusted me, 
undeservingly, to give me opportunities.
That is why I believe in participation and sharing responsibility such as having young people on Boards and Senior Staff Team meetings. 
That was one of the most significant events in my life. 
Thank you for asking 

Keyword answer:: Trust Risk Participation Valuing.


BOOK  'Becoming Questions'
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Lots of Questions
Lots of Answers