The Sticks ‘n Stones Online Advocates programme empowers a collaborative community of young people from high schools and colleges around the country who are empowered, mobilised and supported to create positive social change (online and off).
It is an augmented training approach powered by Facebook and Instagram combining full-day in-person Activator workshops with ongoing support through Power Up modules delivered in our online platform; monthly webinars and opportunities to share ideas and collaborate.
This is provided at no cost to 40 schools in 2019 and is a fantastic opportunity to develop leadership skills for your compassionate and empathetic students.
Step one: Regional Activator day
The first step of our programme starts with our full-day activator workshops held in host schools across Aotearoa. Student leadership teams of 6–8 students from between three and five schools take part alongside a teacher champion who will support them moving forward. Workshops are collaborative, high energy, interactive and give students a range of practical activities, ideas and resources for kicking off the Online Advocate partnership in your school.
Step two: Ongoing online training and support
Ongoing support and skills development is provided through our online training platform. Over 80 Power Up modules are available across 13 themes. Advocates have the flexibility to create their own learning pathways and earn micro-credentials for activities they complete. These modules support advocates to have a positive impact and create positive social change in their schools.
Step three: Webinars and collaboration
Monthly webinars that can be tuned into 'live' or record watched later are the final element to the programme. These will feature experts and leaders sharing their insight, experience and tips while also giving advocates the chance to ask questions.
Students can also collaborate online to share ideas and learn from one another in a closed forum.