Generate My Healthy Future Plan: Group Activity Planning Guide

Date: January 2, 2018

Adolescence and young adulthood is a time when individuals begin to think about what they want for their futures. Youth are considering their futures through self-reflection, talking with people they trust, and seeking out reliable information on their own.

Generate My Healthy Future Plan is Healthy Teen Network’s discovery and planning activity to help adolescents and young adults uncover matters of health and well-being of greatest interest to them. The activity guides youth to consider their readiness to learn more about, or make a change in, 20 healthy future subjects, with resources for more information or suggestions for taking action.

Generate My Healthy Future Plan helps youth think about their lives, decide what they like about their lives right now, what they wish were different, and plan for a healthy future. By the end of the activity, youth can have in their possession a written “game plan” for establishing, maintaining, or sustaining a life of health and well-being.

Generate My Healthy Future Plan is a highly adaptable activity. It is suitable for a single youth-adult pair (such as a parent and their child) or two or more youth peers to do together in a place of their choosing and without a monitor. Or, youth may desire to complete the activity independently. It is suitable for public, nonprofit, and private organizations and agencies to offer to groups of youth and adults to complete the activity simultaneously as youth-adult dyads at a common area.

We’ve made it easy for you to host a Generate My Healthy Future Plan event in your community with the Group Activity Planning Guide, with detailed step-by-step instructions as well as templates.

Health professionals should also visit the Health Educator Resources and Opportunities (HERO) Guide for suggested uses of the product in community and school settings.

Interested in this activity but not sure about undertaking it? Healthy Teen Network can work with you to support your efforts, or we can plan and deliver the activity for you. Initiate a consultation with us by completing a service request form.

 

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Citation: Healthy Teen Network (2018). Generate my healthy future plan: Group activity planning guide. Baltimore: Author. Available from www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/generatemyhealthyfuture/ groupactivity

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