A Guide to Growing POSSE
POSSE Project Halton has developed a model, comprehensively outlined in this manual, to help other communities form their own POSSE Projects. Download the “A Guide to Growing POSSE” manual. (PDF)
“The POSSE Manual is an incredibly insightful and well thought out “how-to-manual” not only for those interested in starting their own POSSE project but for anyone who truly wishes to work with youth in an empowering and meaningful way. It helps prepare those truly willing to make the journey with youth or those willing to make the journey with adults for the process that we must all be willing to collaboratively create. Collaborative members need to be willing to take risks; programming for curious, at-risk and adventurous youth can sometimes be unpopular in a community or lead to situations with the potential for conflict. Good risks are worth taking, and Collaborative members should be willing to take these good risks with programming and other POSSE activities. An especially important highlight is the willingness of both youth and adults to be mutually trained in how to work with each other. A definite resource material for those committed to making the word ’empowerment’ real.”
Charis Romilly, M.S.W.