A plan has emerged to have youth play a more active role in the U.S. CORI project. There is to be a sub domain that covers youth. This is done since laws governing youth usually differ from those that cover adults. The following is a list of some of the skill sets youth would learn in participating in the project.
Management - Youth would be placed in positions of responsibility in the same national, regional and state structure that governs the overall U.S. CORI project. Mentors, counselors or whatever such term is designated would oversee the work of the youth.
Management Disciplines - Youth could work in a mentor or internship program with the adults who manage core business disciplines like Finance and Human Resources. Our focus on Education and creation of a new paradigm in our correctional system should lead to opportunities in the disciplines associated with education as well.
HTML - Basic html skills would be learned. There will in all likelyhood be other technology skills learned.
Online Meeting Facilitation
The use of Social Networking Software to promote Social Change
Research - Including legal research
The initial requirements for involvement in the program are potentially as follows.
- Age - 16 years to 21 years
- Stable internet access (dial up is not an option)
- A Headset
- Completed Cover Letter
- Completed application
Some of the immediate questions that are being posed to the youth program advance team are:
- What should the ratio of counselors/mentors to youth leaders be?
- Should the youth program have a separate application form or use our main application?
- Should the sub domain be the same webware as the domain or should it be equiped with social networking software like ELGG?
- Should the youth brand be identical or simply similar to the main brand?
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