Professional Development for positive youth engagement
Adults that work with youth know a lot—they have a treasure trove of knowledge gained from education and life experience. How can we use that knowledge to better or connections and work with young people? By bringing a bit of ourselves into our work, we can more easily build trust and have more authentic engagement with young people.
MYAN offers a three-part ‘train the trainer’ series covering new strategies for youth engagement. The series is designed to be re-used and re-mixed by attendees to train their organizations and peers. All trainings in this series are free to attend and offer continuing education units (CEUs) or contact hours for completion. These trainings provide an excellent opportunity to connect with other professionals and expand your personal network.
In this series, we cover
- How we can prepare ourselves (and other adults) to understand our strengths as mentors, and how modelling can impact young people.
- Research-based strategies to build sustainable programming and more effectively connect with young people.
- How we as facilitators can model social and emotional learning skills that encourage young people to take more active roles and build new competencies.
Youth Mentoring Strategies
Identify best practices for adults who advise and support young people in mentorship roles. Build a framework for coaching other adult mentors to strengthen their skills in working with youth.
Youth Engagement and Retention
Learn research-based tools and practices to enhance your youth-led programming. Explore potential pitfalls and strategies around youth retention while building core competencies to support young people in leading programs.
Facilitating for Youth Voice
Explore how social & emotional learning skills build the abilities of youth and adult allies’ understanding of facilitation. Dive into debrief and reflection techniques that help youth succeed in everyday challenges while building long-term skills.
Register for the full series:
Register for individual trainings:
Youth Mentoring Strategies – Augusta
Youth Engagement and Retention – Augusta
Facilitating for Youth Voice – Augusta