MOVE Youth

MOVE Youth

Program summary

The Motivated Empowerment Program is a personal development program designed specifically for young individuals interested in maximizing their personal potential and making a positive difference in society. The motivational training program uses creative and innovative teaching methods and activities to build character and help participants develop skills that can be applied for success on a personal, professional and community level.

Course methodology provides an environment that encourages the use of creative and critical thinking skills. Participants experience working in teamwork, explore the dynamics of effective leadership and problem solving, participate in brainstorming sessions, role play, and project planning meetings. Course assignments challenge participants to apply training and assess personal goals.

The MOVE program also focuses on cultivating volunteerism and equips participants with skills necessary for effective volunteering and support of social initiatives.


Teenagers, age 14 – 17

Suggested program duration

Five three-hour sessions (15 hours total) Optional community project

Program methodology

  • Multimedia based instruction and illustration of course concepts
  • Role-play
  • Group discussion
  • Daily take home assignments
  • Project planning workshop
  • Goal-setting assignments
  • Interpersonal and communication skill building exercises
  • Teambuilding activities and games
  • Public speaking and presentation

Topical outline

  • You can make a difference
  • Concern and respect
  • Interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Setting goals
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Community project planning and implementation

Program Components

  • Facilitator handbook
  • Program PowerPoints and multimedia
  • Attendee handouts
  • Teaching aids
  • Program overview
  • Program administration forms
    • Attendance record form
    • Volunteer participation record form
    • Pre-program task list
    • Program materials inventory
    • Attendee program evaluation form
    • Attendee information form
    • Attendee certificate of completion
    • Volunteer certificate of participation

The MOVE program gives us ideas about our future. We learned how to make CVs and list our key skills, languages and experience, and how to be confident at job interviews. The trainers inspired us to try — to study hard and work and we can be professionals.

Ali, student and MOVE program participant