To gain an individual disciplined and 'free standing' spirit
"community" has ground rules including time keeping, not wearing hats!
and confidentiality of members and youngsters.
Listening is stressed as important. As a most important aid to success with young people, all people: Often we do not listen ,usually we are ready to take what we hear and fit it into our own programme and, talk over what we are hearing.
suggested as a name for what our minds are already filled with. Because we
cannot erase this and what we hear is sublimated by this, we really are not hearing or living in the present but rather in the
past. This is the previous input we
all have and Y.A.R. suggests because we take this to be the right, the only possible truth, we live not in present
but in past and cannot modify ideas.
recommends a new option
to get out of the box, admitting this is more dangerous but this way you will
get a Future - no longer stuck inside
the past/present feedback loop or box.
is based on "your word" -
this is given before the congregation or community - Take the future from your
word, create something you are in the future, a vision is necessary, take a
stand eg I'm in charge of the well being of this group/ community, I'm
a contributor to community, I'm worth something.
Youth at risk helped people without much education to join courses, helped them
to succeed and congratulated them on this.
the young people who stuck the course it was a success. But not all of them
could and those joining the group had been selected in the first place.
being inside a close and disciplined group is necessary to
most of us sometimes, we are not islands.
later an individual disciplined and 'free standing' spirit will come
to those who succeeded here.
they can go on to work individually and yet still cooperate with other similarly
At the right speed