Youth Rising: Building Skills for individual, community and collective Transformation
Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to develop leadership skills in our youth. By cultivating the critical thinking skills and personal ethics strong leaders need, utilizing group development and youth leadership practices in programming to support community-wide improvement, and building collective power through strong organizational practices we prime ourselves for global transformation. Let’s build this world together.
We are interested in workshops that connect to this theme and can align to one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Youth Development Fundamentals (For example, workshops on creating equitable group agreements, ice-breakers to build relationships, strategies to create classroom routines)
Track 2: Developing Leadership Skills in Youth
(For example: Teaching decision-making tools, debate skills, analyzing the media and media literacy, conflict resolution, cultivating a social justice analysis.
Track 3: Community Engagement
For example: Using art for personal and political expression, Engaging in larger social movements like black lives matters, environmental justice.
Track 4: Staff Development & Organizational Practices
(For example: Establishing aligned staff practices within a staff team, supervision and staff development, program design)