The Youth Development Resource Center and Youth Development Alliance are partnering to bring Youth Work Methods trainings to Detroit's youth workers. These fun, interactive workshops will give you skills and activities you can put to use right away in your youth programs.
Do you know what it takes to build an emotionally and physically safe space for youth? Building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to a variety of activities designed to support the community building process.
Building Community focuses on promoting a climate in which youth can feel part of a group. Community building can take place in both structured and unstructured ways. Structured avenues include welcomes, icebreakers, problem-solving games, trust games, name games, and partner activities. Unstructured venues such as transition times are also contexts in which community building can occur.
The Building Community Method involves four strategies:
Create avenues for community building
Be involved and mindful
Don't leave anyone out
Promote respect for diversity
Aligned Quality Standards: Active, Engaged Learning & Skill Building
Facilitators: Sonja Johnson, Youth Development Alliance/Don Bosco Hall
Cost: $20 registration fee per person
We're sorry, but there will be no admittance without pre-registering via Eventbrite.
Registration includes a Building Community guidebook ($10 value) and light refreshments.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can contact Monica Marie Jones, YDRC Lead Trainer and Quality Coach, at email@example.com
Are refunds available? An 80% refund can be requested 24 hours before the event start time ($4 cancellation fee). We're sorry, but no refunds less than 24 hours before the training.
Is my registration/ticket transferable? Yes. Please notify YDRC at firstname.lastname@example.org of the transfer before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we will have your name at the registration table.