After the school summer break, most teachers, youth workers, and even youth ministers want to kick off the new school year with a big bang. Children are promoted up into the youth age group. Some youth leaders have graduated and new leaders among the youth must rise up and take over new responsibilities. Some students transfer to new schools, and new friends were made during the summer break. Often new volunteers and teachers start their service at this time. A simple and great way to indicate to the youth / teens that something new and exciting is coming and to welcome all these changes and transitions is to decorate or re-decorate the youth room.
Trying to decide the best way to decorate or re-decorate the youth room can be very daunting. If you can, get the youth involved in the process. You want the youth room to look good and inviting and also to engage the youth in your group. Even if you don’t have a dedicated room for the youth, there are things you can do to spruce up the room you are using. And, it lets everyone know that great things are ahead and this year is going to be something special.
Here are a few ideas and suggestions for decorating the youth room for a new school year:
It’s kind of hard to sell the youth on the idea that there are great new things ahead, when the youth room looks the same as it did for the past few months. Although the school, facilities or church may have certain guidelines and you also have to consider other uses of the room there is always something you can do to add life and excitement. Of course if you have the primary use of a room you can do so much more.