Get together (virtually) and talk about how youth are changing the world!
How to Create a Butterfly Effect Discussion Club
- Find a group of friends who are interested in talking about youth activism
- Ask an adult to help find a safe online video chat form (zoom, hangouts)
- Find a 1 hour time slot that works for your group
- You can use the agenda below as a guide to your conversation. You can use the ideas above, or you can come up with your own!
- Email us to let us know how it’s going! Share your discussion topics with us!
Sample Butterfly Club Agenda
- Introductions: how is everyone doing? Share one highlight from the week
- Challenges: Share how people did with last week’s challenge
- Video: Whoever suggested the video/topic summarizes it to remind everyone what it’s about
- Discussion questions
- We like having people mute themselves and talk to their families first, and then we do a larger group discussion
- You can also use “breakout rooms” on zoom to create small groups for discussion
- Or you can all talk as a large group!
- Share the challenge for the week
- Agree on who’s going to share a video and discussion questions and a challenge next week
- Closing: Share a gratitude or something you’re looking forward to this week
Inspiring Coaches (Lily)
- Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2023824541222139
- Discussion Questions:
- What did you think of the video? What did you like?
- Goldin paired exercise and reading. We paired art and activism. What two things would you pair?
- Do you have someone like Mrs. Wallace in your life?
- Give someone a book this week
Malala – Education and Activism (Ezzie)
- Watch: Malala interview with Jon Stewart (first 6 minutes) , Pennies for Peace
- Discussion Questions:
- Malala is so brave! What do you think helps people find that bravery?
- What do the some groups find so threatening about girls having an education?
- What do you think inspired people around the world to help girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan access education?
- Why did Pennies for Peace work?
- What is similar between the Pennies for Peace Project and The Butterfly Effect?
- Look around your house and see how much loose change you have. Consider donating it to a good cause!
Girls Garage (Linnea)
- Watch video: Why I Make
- Discussion questions:
- What are you afraid of and what helps you to be less afraid?
- Have you ever been expected to do something? What did you do different?
- How does Emily’s work relate to the Butterfly project?
- View the Tool School videos and to make the project if you want or can.