Use code "GUEST" to attend YIPA's Building Resilience in Young Social Justice Champions tomorrow for free!
March 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brooklyn Park
Develop strategies for creating the safe spaces that youth must have if they are to be successful advocates for change. This includes learning to identify structural barriers and personal biases that cause youth to fail, as well as strategies for listening to young people rather than talking at them.
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Educational Equity in Action: A statewide convening at the University of Minnesota
June 20-21, Minneapolis
This year's theme is Working Across Schools and Communities to Enhance Social Emotional Learning. University of Minnesota faculty, school, community, and youth leaders will present the latest research and programs that are making a difference in the lives of children and youth across the state.
Explore the impact of chronic trauma on youth with a special focus on American Indian students.
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Announcing A New Foundational Series For Youth Workers From The University Of Minnesota!
The coursework is designed for maximum flexibility.
- The Youth Work Learning Lab will offer the eight core classes 1-2 times per year.
- You can enroll in one, two or up to all eight of the classes - your choice.
- When you complete all eight classes, you receive a certificate of completion signifying you have successfully completed 48 hours of University of Minnesota coursework.
- For those interested, you can pay an additional fee and the coursework can be transferred into college credit within the Youth Studies Department at the U of MN. It can add to your credit load or start you on a pathway to a new degree.
- The fee for each 6 -hour course is $100. All classes are on the St. Paul campus.
Join us for Lessons from the Field: Meeting the Needs of Our Transgender Youth, featuring CYFC's resident visiting scholar, Jenifer McGuire, Ph.D.
- Challenges that face rural and urban transgender youth and families.
- Definitions and vocabulary about transgender youth, including how terms show up in everyday interactions.
- Standards of practice for professionals who work with transgender youth.
- The stages of development for transgender youth, as well as how the medical system and mental health community care for them.
- How communities can support families and families can support their transgender youth.
- Nutrition and body image for transitioning youth.
- Mental health as a public health issue.
- Morris: April 25
- St. Cloud: May 2
- UROC: Feb. 28
- Rochester: May 15
54165 Audubon Rd
Sandstone, MN 55072
The National Youth Leadership Training, a seven-day immersive leadership camp, activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and create impactful change.
What You Do at NYLT:
- Stay Engaged in meaningful activities.
- Experience Discomfort by pushing your boundaries, from a ropes course to difficult conversations about power and privilege.
- Speak Your Truth about your own story and recognize the knowledge and expertise you already have.
- Listen Generously to different perspectives and personal experiences.
- The ability to work together with people of all backgrounds.
- Allies to support your leadership development and service-learning action plan.
- The tools and knowledge to create equitable change in your community.
- Motivation to take action for the common good.
- This leadership opportunity is open to both youth and adults. Adult partners are invited to join their team the final three days of the training.
Application deadline: March 31, 2017