This is a great activity for building teamwork, learning about the services available in your community and updating your resource files. This activity is best for groups that work together on an ongoing basis. Perfect for TeenTrip Camps.
Divide your group into teams of 4 to 8. Each team should include youth and adults, if appropriate.
Each team receives a list of items for a scavenger hunt for information about community services.
Just a few examples:
Schedule of activities at the ÛÏYÛ
Job Corps application
Brochure from a runaway shelter
Brochure from the teen health center
Teams are given a deadline to return for a pizza/ ice cream/whatever party. The team with the most items wins a small prize
Your community and the interests of your group will determine the items on the list.