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BEING A

Youth Knight

is about..

Leadership & Community Service

Note: The age, requirements, and titles of a Youth Knight may vary depending upon the state and jurisdiction. Most KOP organizations are structure around two types of life-skills Leadership and Community Service. Learning these skills is a part of their youth development process which prepares them to meet the challenges from adolescents to adulthood.

LEADERSHIP

Wikipedia defines this as "Youth leadership is the practice of teens exercising authority over themselves or others. Youth leadership has been elaborated upon as a theory of youth development in which young people gain skills and knowledge necessary to lead civic engagement, education reform and community organizing activities"

YOUTH KNIGHT OFFICERS

(Elected Youth Officers)

Master Knight

Senior Knight

Junior Knight

Knight Recorder

Knight Treasurer

Knight Chaplain

There are approximately 10 or more other appointed officer positions not including the State/Grand Council.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Community services is as a non-paying job performed by one person or a group of people for the benefit of the community. It's an opportunity for youth to learn the importance of not only giving back but to also take care of the communities they live in. Personal benefits may be realized, but it may be performed for a variety of reasons including citizenship requirements.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

*Thanksgiving Day Food Drive

*Christmas Toy Drive

*Adopt a Street Program

*Clean up the community

*Canned goods drive.

*Help feed the homeless

*Clothing drive

*Help Senior Citizens

*Participate in parades.

and other opportunities...