Trip and conference chaperones are a wonderful resource in youth development programs. These well-intended volunteers, many parents of youth participating in the event, want the best experience for the youth but are not necessarily trained in positive youth development. A consequence of this circumstance is that not all chaperones provide the best opportunities for youth learning. Providing a card-based resource kit that allows for flexibility supports chaperones in running event meetings that are fun and engaging and that improve learning of content and development of life skills.
Brandt, B. (2016). Supercharging Chaperones: A Meeting Toolkit for Maximizing Learning for Youth and Chaperones. Journal of Extension, 54(2), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss2/18