Are your local youth putting their brains together to help establish and grow new economic development initiatives to lessen the impact of COVID-19? With the many changes in our communities, young people will inevitably experience fear, anxiety, and stress, and an Economic Gardening program could be your answer.
Adopt a role model mindset. Yes, the COVID virus was a historic crisis. But it was also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to be a role model, to optimise your ideas and opportunities by passing them on to the young people in your community.
Demonstrate a positive attitude, show compassion, and set new mindsets for your circle of influence to help the young people become active in creating their futures. Remain calm and lead, to exemplify the values and habits to serve the community you believe is in need.
Young people, their community and economic vitality and sustainability grow when you plant the right seeds. Sure, you might think you want more time, a bigger space, and more resources to help our young people. However, constraints if used wisely, empower us to think differently, stay focused, while being more productive and creative.
You won’t lessen impact if you ignore the young people.
No matter how advanced or sophisticated a community becomes, I believe the best things in life are free, and the best strategies in life are simple. And yes, simple to understand, apply, teach and share with your young people.
Every community wants to create a vibrant business sector, which can support and grow the new local enterprises, and attract investment and jobs. They must encourage affordable housing, grow more regional tourism, and strengthen local partnerships. To do this, each community needs to be engaging their young people and training them.
Community import replacement and ‘buy local’ campaigns need to be implemented and managed. Local governments and leaders should be prepared to dedicate staff time to initiating other programs so young people can be engaged and become involved.
High school students can come up with some great ideas. Encourage everyone to keep youth involved because they are the future entrepreneurs. Contact us to help design a program for your community, https://faqsupport.com.au/contact-us/
“Every innovation is found when someone is looking at a problem or frustration and recognising the need to make changes”. Peter Sergeant
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you”. Carl Sandburg