Online YIF Coordinator Course September 2022

September 10th-11th & 17th-18th, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 PM CET

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YIF Coordinator Online Course

The YIF Coordinator’s Course is the first step that culminates with students presenting their projects during the YIF Showcase, an event where adolescents will showcase their projects for social and environmental change. During the course we will first raise awareness about the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and then provide project development activities to enable you to unleash the potential of their students. You will learn how to engage students to identify a problem that deeply concerns them and will be provided with the tools to fully implement their projects:
How to build teams and networks to tackle specific social issues, how to write SMART Goals and apply them to their projects, how to create a business plan, how to create a budget and “business pitch” for their projects, how to utilize social media for marketing and fundraising, how to put it all together as an Implementation Plan to be presented at the Youth Impact! Forum, and be briefed by UN experts on the SDGs


Open to Middle School and High School teachers, parents, club advisors, home school teachers. Please note that the course is not limited to Montessori schools and that we support home school groups, clubs, public schools, private schools, charter schools.


PARTICIPATION FEE: $ 395. USD Deadline date for payment

September 2, 2022


A Course Manual will be provided. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a YIF Coordinator Certificate. This credential permits you to enroll and prepare students for the YIF Program and related conferences online or onsite cities around the world. Professional Development Credits are also available through Loyola University and the American Montessori Society.


Empowering Youth (Developmental stages of civic engagement)
Introduction to the SDGs (Learn critical insight into the Sustainable Development Goals)
Map your Heartbreak Exercise (How to generate student project ideas)

Blue-sky thinking (Identifying the problem to be solved)
Field Research (Community Visits)
Mapping the Players (Identifying Stakeholders)
SMART goals (Mapping and defining the problems)

Mission Statement & Vision Statement (Identifying project’s purpose and primary objectives & Realistic description of a future outcome)
Project Charter (Anatomy of a project plan)
Stakeholder engagement (Creating a communication plan for stakeholders)
Project Management (Defining and planning the tasks that need to be completed and the order in which they need to be done)
Resources, Needs, and Project Budget (Creating and planning resource inventories and sample budgets)

Developing the Pitch (Articulating and customizing the pitch)
Promotion (Target audiences and core messaging, creating a communication plan)
YIF Forums and Showcase (How the YIF program will function throughout the year and what happens at the showcase)

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