To Keep ITE Youth, Staff, and Community Safe and Responsible During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Remaining Program Dates Have Shifted to Remote and Virtual Formats.
COVID-19 Program Alterations:
The Community Action Toolkit Program is switching to a remote community development & engagement process. The core concepts behind the program will remain the same, but the program will be completed without the final project implementation process (for now). The program will focus on taking the elements of what was learned throughout the CAT process and reflecting on them in our home communities. Since we are all homebound for the foreseeable future, this is a great time to get to know our community; whether it be our back yards, front yards, or neighborhood streets.
The Community Action Toolkit Program (CAT) assists community members of various ages, backgrounds, abilities, and interests with the implementation of “do-it-together” community-driven projects. Projects engage diverse members of a community, foster youth action, practice a holistic and sustainable approach to project development, and engender a sense of place. Best practices, tools, and local resources are recommended to create a community action project.
Projects occur in the shared spaces of neighborhoods or schoolyards and in partnership with ITE Community Action Program Leaders and teen Project Specialists.
ITE designed a Community Action Toolkit for Neighborhoods & Schools to support and provide resources for successful projects, and it is available for free download! Please let us know if you download it or use it in any way by dropping us a quick note. We want to know how many folks find it useful and hear any comments you may have!
Click HERE to view the CAT Video
If you are a young person between the ages of 15 and 20 and would like to earn money and help your community, please fill out this Community Action Project Specialist APPLICATION.
If you are a neighborhood or school that has already seen the ITE CATP presentation, then please fill out this APPLICATION.
CAT Spring 2020 Schedule Overview
|January||Sat 1/25/20 8AM - 4PM||Orientation & Training #1||Begin & End at ITE|
|Sun 1/26/20 8AM - 12PM||Training #2||Begin & End at ITE|
|February||Sat 2/8/20 10AM - 12PM||Prep Morning||Begin & End at ITE|
|Sat 2/15/20 9AM - 12PM||Meeting #1: Introduction||Begin & End at ITE|
|Sat 2/29/20 3PM - 6:30PM||Meeting #2: Asset Mapping||Begin & End at ITE|
|March||Tue 3/31/20 3PM - 4PM||CAT Virtual Meeting #1||Remote, Zoom|
|April||Sun 4/14/20 3 - 4PM||Program Check in||Remote, Zoom|
|Sat 4/28/20 3 - 4PM||CAT Celebration!||Remote, Zoom|