This is a key year for trying to effect real change in the world and one way to get your youth involved is through Invisible Children’s Stop Kony 2012 campaign.
Even though it’s 30 minutes long, this video is extremely engaging and well produced:
Some talking points for your youth group:
- How do they feel after what they’ve just watched?
- Should we care about what people are doing in other countries?
- Teach them more about child soldiers, such as Ishmael Beah
- What do they think it would be like to be a child soldier?
- Would they want to get involved in Cover The Night on April 20, 2012?
If your youth group would like to support Invisible Children’s campaign, one way of doing so would be to organize a fundraiser. We have a number of youth fundraiser ideas that work well with youth groups and could be used to support this cause.
Question: Are you planning on discussion the Stop Kony 2012 campaign with your youth? If so, how are you going to be doing it? Let us know in the comments below
Update since posting: There have been some concerns raised regarding the method of this campaign and other issues. To each issue there is a side. Take the time to educate yourself on the issues that you take before your youth, sharing with them the pros and cons of any issue, situation or campaign and work to help them make informed decisions.
If you do not support Stop Kony 2012, that’s totally cool, but take the time to find the issues that matter to you and your youth and move forward on making a difference in those areas instead.
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