Creating Meaningful Roles for Youth in Your Organization
Friday, May 10th - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
What is authentic youth engagement? How do you better include youth in decision making in meaningful ways? How do you redefine leadership to be more inclusive of the varying experiences of youth across our region? How can we support youth working within and outside of what can be inherently oppressive systems? What are the barriers and challenges we need to tackle to support a youth vision? What is keeping other adults in our organization from involving youth? What are our own blind spots in supporting meaningful youth engagement?
This interactive workshop led by the Regional Youth Interns of the Michigan Roundtable will engage participants in intergenerational activities and dialogue to discuss some of these questions and determine ways in which organizations, institutions and adult allies can create more inclusive spaces for youth to have meaningful engagement and make decisions.
During this session, participants will:
· Examine ways in which their behaviors and interactions with youth may promote or inhibit youth participation and potentially reinforce systems of ageism as it intersects with a variety of other identities
· Learn about how Michigan Round Table’s transformative youth program principles are practiced every day
· Have the opportunity to share their own best practices.
Youth attendance is welcome (and encouraged)!
Registration for the program will start at 9:30 a.m. Please plan on arriving no later than 9:45 a.m., as we will start at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Bagels and coffee will await you.
Eastern Michigan University-Livonia is located at 38777 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152. The room number for the presenation is 410/411. There is FREE parking available at the EMU-Livonia building.
If you have any further logistical questions, feel free to email Annie Osburn, Nonprofit Services Program Manager, Johnson Center for Philanthropy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This peer session is part of the Youth Leadership Best Practice Series offered by the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.