People not Programmes

18 Feb

As i often talk about youth work being about people and not programmes I was really pleased to see this quote from Chap Clark (ht to Ian of Youthblog fame)

Kids perceive us as being more committed to getting them to
participate in our events and trips than to them as individuals. …
many have confirmed that this is one reason for their apparent
spiritual lethargy and lack of consistent, free, and passionate
growth. They simply do not trust the adults who run programs. As much
as they may like us, most will hold back at some level because they
see us as adults with self-serving agendas”
Chap Clark

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One Response to “People not Programmes”

  1. Br. Jay February 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Wow! What a great quote. Thanks for sharing that.

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