Youth Service Trainings
The Youth Development Framework is essential for any individual or organization that works either directly or indirectly with youth. We offer trainings that will guide you through the framework and its importance, these trainings can range from a 1-day introduction course to a 3-day Youth Development Institute. We also offer trainings that build stronger relationships, and practice emotional and cultural safety for your colleagues and the youth you might work with.
The training helps shift the beliefs of adults to view youth as resources, to become more student centered, to understand the value of relationship building with students as key to learning, to understand the cultural context of students lives as a key to relationship building and effective classroom practices, to be willing to share power and control with students, to understand the importance of the role of parents and community as partners in learning, to understand the importance of making school more relevant to students based on the students life experiences.
Youth Development Institutes
The training helps shift beliefs of adults so they can share power and control with students, Understand the importance of the role of parents and community as partners in learning, Understand the importance of making school more relevant to students based on the students life experiences, View youth as resources, Become more student centered, Understand the value of relationship building with students as key to learning, Understand the cultural context of students lives as a key to relationship building and effective class room practices
Customized Coaching to Support Action Plans
The YDI experience provides transformative individual and group shifts in practice that are supported and aided by data that help target and document improvement. Coaching has been proven to be a key element of this YDI process. Coaching builds connections between these components and supports staff in the implementation of their action plans, helping organizations make their action planning process highly productive and low in anxiety.
Youth Development 101
This training examines asset, youth development and resiliency research. It explores the shift in beliefs that are needed to move forward with this approach and helps participants begin to examine how they can integrate this work into their programs and offerings. The session includes strategies for implementing the 5 Supports and Opportunities of the youth development framework for practice. By means of this dynamic and experiential training, you’ll receive insight on: Safety, Relationship Building, Youth Participation, Community Involvement, Skill Building. This training provides many opportunities for discussion and youth input. It is highly recommended for both adults and the young people in your programs! This popular course is praised by youth providers, teachers, after-school practitioners, tutors and young people around the region as being one of the best hands-on trainings in the field.