Wiggle Room Part 1 Document A: Overview of Wiggle Room – Making to Grow and Change

Document A describes the major elements of Wiggle Room that fill in the missing pieces from today’s youth engagement and program development. Wiggle Room’s multi-dimensional process moves youth work beyond a one-size–fits–all approach increasing the likelihood that we will reach those youth who need us desperately, but often remain unknown to adults. Wiggle Room’s unique elements include:

  • Engaging teens based on a broader definition of at-risk youth;
  • Coaching at-risk youth based on this broader definition;
  • Building effective youth programs with an understanding of the community’s stage of development; and
  • Creating strong youth groups by responding thoughtfully to the behaviors of all at-risk youth at each stage of group development.

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