Young Community Developers

Post a Comment » Written on October 22nd, 2014     
Filed under: Community Development

DSC00520“Incredible young people!” This was the sentiment of the CWR team that recently visited the Family Development Foundation (FDF) in Monterrey, Mexico. During a meeting with some of the leaders, Ed Delgado, president of CHET (training center for Hispanic church leaders), asked four high- school students how they would engage with a new community. These students grew up in neighborhoods near FDF and became involved in the organization through its community programs. Their responses were:

  • Do an assessment of the community.
  • Pray and seek what God would have us do.
  • Identify leaders.
  • Determine the available resources, both inside and outside the community.
  • Develop a strategy and plan.

The CWR team was amazed at how these high-school students, at their young age, already possess a depth of understanding and experience in community development.

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