San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Workshop Title: Youth Program Quality Methods: Youth Voice
Professional Development Theme: Youth Development & Instruction
Date: June 10th (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
Audience: All instructorsLocation:Uptown Library929 W. Buena Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
Youth Program Quality Methods Workshops are a series of (9) distinct interactive trainings that are designed to provide solid approaches for successfully engaging the hearts and minds of young people, and helps to facilitate the skill building happening in program. Regardless of the content area of your After School Matters program, these workshops help to enhance program delivery. Below is the workshop title and its description:
Youth Voice offers a set of strategies for creating opportunities for youth to make meaningful choices and share leadership within a program. This Method is one of the most challenging to implement because it requires that youth workers take a step back in terms of control, but once staff begin to implement the strategies and supports, the results can have a dramatic impact on how youth experience the program.
1. Participants will explore ways to offer youth voice and choice in their programs
2. Participants will gain experience with voice and choice strategies
3. Participants will understand the benefits of giving youth voice and choice and how to offer meaningful opportunities for participation.
When & Where
After School Matters
After School Matters® is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through science37®, sports37®, tech37®, words37® and the nationally recognized gallery37® programs.
We provide these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city. We have been recognized nationally for our innovative approach to coordinating city resources and delivering unique and diverse programs. Our hands-on, project-based programs expose teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.