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Youth Engagement Matters Online: A self-study

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This online course is based on the Rings of Engagement, which shows the range of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships. It teaches four ways to engage youth:

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The course is free, but registration is required.

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Module 1: Understanding Youth Development

  • What are key frameworks for understanding youth development?
  • How can these frameworks inform practice?

Module 2: Understanding Youth Engagement

  • What does youth engagement mean to me?
  • Why is it important to engage young people, and what are the benefits?
  • How can I effectively engage young people?
  • What are the Rings of Engagement, and how can this model enhance my practice?

Module 3: Youth Engagement in ACTION

  • What does youth engagement "look like" and "feel like," every day, in youth programs?
  • How can I support and promote engagement in my work with young people?
  • How can my program support and promote youth engagement every day?

Module 4: Youth Engagement in Organizations and Systems

  • What systemic supports are needed to catalyze youth engagement in a community?
  • How do principles and practices of youth engagement play out in organizations?
  • How can my organization support and promote youth engagement?

Module 5: Where do we go from here?

  • What can I do now to support and promote youth engagement in my youth work practice?
  • What else do I want to know about youth engagement?
  • How can I learn more about youth engagement?


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