269.552.9899

Portage, MI, USA

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ENGAGING YOUTH THROUGH DEVELOPMENTALLY AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PRACTICES

It's all about relationships

 What are some of the common needs that all youth share? How do these needs change over time and through different developmental stages? When it comes to youth, one size fits all approaches are rarely effective or helpful. Create a deeper understanding of how our own journeys impact our work with youth. Explore how to chart a roadmap to more effective practices that better serve all youth. 

 

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

 

POWERFUL BONDS: CREATING AND SUSTAINING AUTHENTIC YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIPS

Authentic engagement of young people is a vital yet often elusive element to positive youth development work. How do we foster healthy relationships and true partnerships with the youth we serve without engaging in adultism, reinforcing biases, or creating chaos? This workshop will explore the benefits of youth engagement while uncovering key elements and best-practices for creating authentic and powerful bonds through youth-adult partnerships.

COMMON THREADS: ENGAGING YOUTH THROUGH DEVELOPMENTALLY AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PRACTICES

 What are some of the common needs that all youth share? How do these needs change over time and through different developmental stages? When it comes to youth, one size fits all approaches are rarely effective or helpful. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to several key factors for developmentally and culturally responsive practices. Participants will be given the opportunity to create a deeper understanding of how our own journeys impact our work with youth. We will also explore how to chart a roadmap to more effective practices that better serve all youth. (Note: this is a combined and abridged overview of the topics explored more in depth in Cultural Humility & Responsiveness and Powerful Bonds: Creating and Sustaining Authentic Youth-Adult Partnerships). This is a two-hour minimum workshop.

CULTURAL HUMILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS: CONNECTING THROUGH DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUALITY IN YOUTH WORK

What does cultural humility look like on a day-to-day basis when adults interact with youth? There are opportunities for supporting  multicultural development all around us every day; they begin with our understanding and modeling of inclusion and equity practices. Bring your cultural responsiveness to a deeper level by leveraging every day opportunities to support youth resiliency by celebrating diversity every day.

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Portage, MI, USA

269.552.9899