Summer Learning Retreat

NOISE youth fellows begin their fellowship by participating in a four-day Summer Learning Retreat in late August (SLR) hosted by the ACT for Youth research project.

During the SLR, fellows participate in a series of workshops and activities that are aimed at increasing their knowledge and familiarity with community-based research and critical thinking skills.

The Goals of the SLR include:
• Introduce all Youth Fellows to each other
• Help Youth Fellows get comfortable with York University campus and the NOISE project
• Prepare Youth Fellows to take a leadership role in their Pod (by leading meetings, sharing training
information, etc.)
• Introduce Youth Fellows to the relationships between Community-Based Research and Social Change

During the SLR, youth fellows learn:
• Communication skills – active listening, working as a team, speaking and presenting, etc.
• Leadership skills – leadership styles, youth leadership, rights and responsibilities, etc.
• Research and Social Change – questions that youth tackle include why research is important to communities, how
stories of the Jane/Finch community are told, How youth as community members can contribute to the changes we want to see in our communities?

The 2013 SLR in pictures

Click here to see the 2012 SLR Program