Project Venture Training
NIYLP’s Project Venture trainings are unique, offering an immersion experience to groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds. We have found that the best way to understand how Project Venture works is to be part of a group that comes together for the first time, that simulates exactly how a group of youth would experience going through multiple activities designed to get to know each other, be introduced to a positive set of norms and behaviors and come to consensus on an agreement to implement these in all activities. A community is created, based on Positive Youth Development approaches, Guiding Principles of Project Venture and a culturally appropriate group development process. NIYLP provides annual trainings in New Mexico, in addition to on-site trainings that can respond to each site’s unique challenges, natural environment, ceremonial cycles and life ways. NIYLP has developed a tool for assessing the readiness of each site to implement a Project Venture program. Some programs are designed to maintain fidelity to the entire Project Venture model, while others are adaptations, designed to eventually evolve into a Project Venture-inspired program.
Engagement with the Natural World
Ethic of Service Introduced
Connection Building: To Family, Community and Culture