Youth at UW

Model Conduct Code: teen-aged youth participants

Sample Code of Conduct for teen-aged youth participants

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The purpose of ___(name of program)___ is to __________(describe)__________.  Every participant, together with staff, volunteers and parents, contribute to the success of this program. Below is an outline of expectations that we ask of all participants, their parents/guardians and program staff.

I, __(participant first name)__ agree to meet these program expectations:

  • Treat my fellow participants and staff with respect
  • Plan ahead for personal needs so that I can arrive on time and participate in all activities
  • Challenge myself to learn and advocate for my needs, including requesting help or accommodation when I need it
  • Be an active bystander- do what I can to help others or find help when needed
  • Follow staff, volunteer and guest instructions and raise concerns respectfully
  • Complete assigned individual and group projects on time
  • (If applicable): Contribute ideas and adhere to a youth-driven group agreement

The following may result in being dismissed from the program:

  • Bullying, harassing or using derogatory language towards another person or group of people
  • Touching a peer or adult in a physically or sexually aggressive manner
  • Possessing or being under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, drugs or weapons
  • Leaving the program area without permission from a staff member
  • Repeated absences or failure to meet agreed upon program work requirements

What are the consequences if I do not meet expectations of the program?

  • Staff will me give a verbal warning regarding behaviors and actions that are not allowed and in most cases give me an opportunity to correct the behavior.
  • Depending on the behavior, they may also contact my parent or guardian.
  • In some cases, staff may require me to sign a corrective action plan in order to stay in the program.
  • Some behaviors may result in immediate suspension or termination.

 As the parent/guardian I will support my child’s participation in this program by:

  • Making arrangements so my child is able to attend every day of the program, and able to arrive on time and prepared; this includes avoiding scheduling appointments during the program
  • Allowing time at home for my child to complete required assignments
  • Communicating with staff prior to program start time if my child must be absent
  • Not making inappropriate requests of staff that conflict with program guidelines
  • Working together with program staff to resolve issues that arise with my child

 Program staff commit to:

  • Respectful and effective communication with all participants and their parents
  • Helping you have a safe and fun experience
  • Addressing problems that are brought to our attention
  • Creating an environment where everyone is welcomed and given the opportunity to succeed

Everyone contributes to the success of this program!

Sign below acknowledging your understanding of and a commitment to following this code of conduct.

 

______________________________________            _______________________________________

Participating child first and last name                                    Parent(s and Guardian(s) first and last name(s)

 

______________________________________

Program staff representative first and last name

 

Revised by the Office for Youth Programs Development and Support May, 2017