Examine youth development practices that need to be in place in a classroom or organization using the youth development framework for practice. Do an assessment of your organization, program or classroom, and then develop a plan to make improvements. This workshop provides several assessment tools as well as a process for reviewing practices and making an action plan.
Outcomes and Indicators/Evaluation Methods:
Learn basic terminology, develop outcomes and indicators for your programs using the youth development framework; and examine various ways to measure the indicators and collect data, especially data from youth about their experiences. Look at strategies to engage youth in data collection.
Examine definitions and the fundamental elements of diversity. Workshop focuses on oppression and power and how that impacts youth; examine adultism and other “isms” and their impact on youth; explore personal beliefs around diversity; learn ways to create caring environments for youth that acknowledge youth culture, and build trust and empower youth to overcome diversity challenges they face in their lives.