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Youth Work Matters

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Exploring the research behind positive youth development is critical to how we think about and work with young people. In this class you will create resources and learn skills to help you work with young people. The content comes from a combination of real youth work experience and research-based material. This includes the approach to positive youth development, basic youth needs, ecological context, high quality programming, and youth worker expertise.

Participants can expect to

What you’ll have when you walk away

Who should attend: Direct service providers, part-time staff and volunteers

Contact: Kari Robideau

Cost: Available via contract using the following fee structure:


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People who took this course say:

"My position works part indirect, part direct with kids—content was useful for both!"

"I was very excited and invigorated by the content of the session and found readings very helpful.  I’ve also used handouts/resources for my own staff trainings."

"Content is outstanding.  I really like the research citations that root youth workers' intuitive knowledge in the world of evaluation, 'accountability', and program proposals."

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