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STYA Shared Resources

On this page, STYA providers share ideas and activities that may be of use to their colleagues. As providers share resources, you will be able to find ideas organized by the relevant component or challenge. Do you have resources to share? Contact Michele Luc, STYA Liaison for the Center of Excellence, with your ideas.


PDFThe STYA Journey, 2013-2018

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFThinking about the Future

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording

Narrated PresentationWOOP Video

WebWOOP Website


PDFInclusive Programming: Creating a Sense of Belonging

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording

WebActivities to Foster a Sense of Belonging


PDFThe Cutting Edge: Understanding and Addressing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Youth

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording

WebCornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery


PDFUnderstanding and Explaining #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #SayHerName to Young People

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFSustainable Programs -- Are We There Yet?

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFSocial-Emotional Learning and Wellness

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording

WebSocial and Emotional Learning Toolkit


PDFResponding to Hate Language

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording

PDFWarm-Up: Human Scavenger Hunt

PDFDiversity Iceberg Activity

WordDiversity Bingo

PDFDot Activity


PDFWhat's Going on with Boys?

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFExploring Digital Literacy and Citizenship

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFWhat's Going on with Girls?

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFSustaining Effective Youth Development Programming

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFPromoting Healthy Kids After School: Tips, Tools, and Strategies

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording

PDFResource List

PDFGuidelines for Healthy Food and Beverages


PDFPYD 101 Online

Narrated PresentationWebinar Recording


PDFStepping into STEM: Incorporating STEM Learning into Your Program

PDF4-H STEM Learning Checklist


PDFUsing Essential Questions: Structuring Small Group Discussions with Young People


PDFTreasure Hunt on the ACT for Youth Website


STYA Infographic (sample)
David Pittman, YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, created this infographic for STYA participants to share with their families.


STYA Provider Day 2016

PDFSTYA Provider Day Icebreaker

PowerPointPlenary: Success and Sustainability

WordNetworking Session: Brainstorm

Family Engagement

PowerPointFamily Engagement

National Center for Community Schools (NCCS): Risks and Opportunities Framework

PDFNCCS: How Does Parenting Change?

PDFEpstein's Six Types of Involvement

WebU.S. Dept. of Education: Parent and Community Engagement Framework

WordHarvard Family Research Project (HFRP): Family Centered Practices

PDFHFRP: Activities that Promote Family Involvement

PDFNCCS: Parent/Family Engagement Practices

WordNCCS: Parenting Practices Worksheet

New Activities for Teambuilding, Self-esteem, and Social Skills

PDFName and a Movement

PDFBomb and Shield

PDFLily Pads

Trauma-Informed Youth Programming

PowerPointTrauma-Informed Youth Programming

WordTrauma-Informed Youth Programming Workshop: Strategies Brainstorm

Component 2 Resources

Relationship Jeopardy

This game uses a Jeopardy format to educate about conflicts, relationships, communication, and more. You'll want to buy a box of buzzers -- youth love to use them! This game was shared by Alexandra Smith of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

WordJeopardy Activity Description

WordRelationship Jeopardy Q&A

Bullying: Fact or Myth?

This activity helps in a variety of ways. Participants learn about a new topic and practice reading skills. It may also help with self-esteem, because each person has the answer and can feel that she or he is knowledgeable. Alexandra Smith of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center provided this activity.

WordBullying Activity Description

WordBullying Cards

Career Cards

This activity is based on materials from the Tiger Woods Foundation. This activity allows youth to learn about a variety of careers and how the things they like to do could lead them to choose a career. Thanks to Alexandra Smith of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for this idea.

WordCareer Activity Description

WordCareer Cards

Challenge: Engaging Parents in Youth Activities

Interactive Parent Invitation

This "cootie catcher" activity, shared by Bronx-Lebanon staff, creates an interactive invitation that parents can't resist!

WordParent Invitation Activity Description

PowerPointCootie Catcher Invitation Template

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