Community P.O.W.E.R. Bridge Program

Community P.O.W.E.R. (A/CS/CE/PD) introduces youth to consensus organization and moves them from passive community members to active community stakeholders.

Textbook: Consensus Organizing: A Community Development Workbook
Mary Ohmer and Karen Demasi

Skills we will teach our students include:

  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Public Speaking
  • Implementation of new ideas
  • Survey and Data Analysis
  • Relationship Building
  • Entrepreneurial Skills

Focal areas for Middle Grades (6-8) 

Community Service

  1. Creating Projects
  2. Getting Support
  3. Completing Community Service Project

Focal areas for Lower High School (9-10)

Civic Engagement

  1. Attending Community Meetings
  2. Shadowing Community Leaders
  3. Conducting a Community Analysis

Focal areas for Upper Higher School (11-12)

Focus on Community Development

  1. Create Projects
  2. Learn Advocacy, Outreach and Organization
  3. Complete Community Services and Community Development Project.