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Great Staff Connections = Great Programs

“When staff connect well with each other, work time is more enjoyable, and that spills over into working better with the kids. Provide opportunities for staff to bond early in the year.”

  • Open staff meetings with a team building activity
  • Ask staff to rotate leadership of team building activities and meetings
  • Have staff demonstrate with staff activities to do with kids
  • As budget allows, schedule retreats or off-site activities
  • Reinforce respect as a golden rule among staff—and kids

Building rapport among staff models practices and attitudes to build among children and young people in the program.