Spend a day of experiential learning with Jim Cain. Explore strategies that are helping young people thrive--at camp, after school, in school and other places where young people gather.
We've combined the experiential learning skills offered by a guru of teamwork, teamplay, community, and connection, Jim Cain, AND the cutting edge youth development concepts of thriving for a day filled with learning and fun for adults who work with youth.
- Learn how to help young people identify their SPARKS-their inner passions-which is a catalyst for thriving.
- Understand how the brain thinks thoughts-to help young people (and adults!) develop strategies for helping their brain to adapt and grow-even in the face of adversity.
- Explore ways to maximize growth in the indicators of thriving for all youth.
- Using a simple acronym-GPS-help young people develop goal management skills that build their indicators of thriving.
Who should attend: Youth workers at camps, after school programs, teachers, and other adults who want to help youth thrive. Limited to 50 participants--register early!
What: Experiential activities to explore promising practices that help young people reach their full potential.
When: March 23, 2012, 9am - 3:30pm
Where: Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park, California
Cost: $100 per person (includes lunch).
Purchase a take-home Activity Kit for an additional $50. Limited supply of ready made tools, toys, and equipment used during the activities of the day.
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2012
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Credit card payment required at the time of registration
Cancellations must be made in writing to Gemma Miner, firstname.lastname@example.org  by March 16 for consideration of refund. If we can fill your space from the waiting list, we will refund the full amount. If we cannot fill the space, no refund will be given. After March 16, no refund is available.
Jim Cain, Teamwork & Teamplay 
Dr. Jim Cain is the author of five adventure-based teambuilding texts including the award-winning book Teamwork &Teamplay, The Book on Raccoon Circles, A Teachable Moment, Teambuilding Puzzles, and Essential Staff Training Activities. He is a Senior Consultant to the Cornell University Corporate Teambuilding Program. He holds four college degrees including a PhD.in Mechanical Engineering. He is the innovator of more than three dozen teambuilding activities and props, and has presented more than 500 programs in 44 states and 12 countries in the past decade. Jim began teaching dance and games as a 4-H camp counselor in 1973.
4-H Thrive Academic Coordinator
University of California, 4-H Youth Development Program
Thrive Foundation for Youth