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First things first
Welcome to the first lesson of our journey to becoming a superleader of youth exchanges. In this lesson, we will explore the foundational concept of youth exchanges. You'll gain a clear understanding of what youth exchanges are, their goals and benefits, and how they stand out from other types of educational travel. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a solid grasp of why youth exchanges are such powerful experiences for young people and communities alike.
Being a group leader 101
About Lesson

A recurring activity in a youth exchange program is the reflection group (or family meeting).

This is an activity that takes place each day, usually before dinner, in which participants are divided into small groups (which may be national or mixed, depending on the choice of activity facilitators). In each group there is a group leader.

During the reflection group the goal is to reflect on the day: on positive things, on the learning process, and on things to improve.

This can be done through different methods of nonformal education. These meetings are a safe space where participants can express themselves freely without fear of being judged.

After the reflection groups, there will be the leader meeting, that is, the leaders alone will meet with the organizers and report participants’ feedback to them anonymously. This way the organizers can always be aware of how the activities are going and act to change things if necessary.