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YPQI: Youth Voice (Youth Work Method)

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Threshold Housing Society

1524 Fort St

Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

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Youth Program Quality Initiative (YPQI) Youth Work Method Series

Best practice professional development training for youth program staff:

Are you providing young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Research shows that quality programs incorporate youth input at both activity and organizational levels. This workshop will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership. We divide our recommended strategies into opportunities and support. Please note that these categories are not entirely separate. In fact, providing opportunities without supports are not likely to be successful. But meaningful opportunities for voice coupled with strong support can result in benefits for youth, programs and communities. This interactive workshop is focused on providing youth with meaningful choice within activities and opportunities for youth input within the program itself.

Follow this link for a sample of the guidebook. Click on Building Community.

http://www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM

***If SOLD OUT, please email annalea@communitycouncil.ca to be put on the WAITLIST***


About the Facilitators

JEN HARRISON is a facilitator and educator with a passion for supporting the success of youth, youth workers and their programs. For years she coordinated The Pathway Project, a youth employment and life skills project. Jen thrives on bringing youth programmers together to talk about their experiences and learn from one another. She also delivers the Safeteen program to schools, offering workshops on assertiveness to young women and girls. Jen is a YPQI Coach and Facilitator.

RITA KOZMA has been a front line child and youth worker for about 15 years working with children and youth of all ages in recreation, leadership, violence prevention and cultural diversity. She was trained in Popular Education methods as a youth herself and has always been an advocate for equality and genuine self-expression. As a child and youth worker, educator and leader, she believes that each person holds a unique contribution to the teaching and learning process. Rita is excited to share with you some powerful tools from the Weikart Center's Youth Program Quality Methods that will activate the process of collaborative learning, engagement and leadership within yourself and as you plan and implement quality programming with and for the youth in your community. Rita is a YPQI Coach and Facilitator.

YPQI is a program of the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria.

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