Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters
A Youth Work Institute course
Examines and develops the concept of creating inclusive youth programs. Participants will explore their own and other cultural identities and examine how these critical elements impact interactions with youth. Also included is a discussion on how a culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people. Foundations include both lived experience and research by Milton & Janet Bennett, Uri Bronfenbrenner, Peggy MacIntosh, and Beverly Daniel Tantum.
How it works:
- Offered in short and long formats.
- Highly personalized.
- Creates a safe place to share personal experiences and stories.
- Simulated experiential activities designed to help you understand the world through the lens of other cultures.
What you’ll have when you walk away:
- A better understanding of your own biases and how they influence your work with young people.
- A new perspective on groups or cultures that are different from your own.
- Ideas for creating more inclusive youth programs.
Who should attend:
Youth development direct service providers, volunteers, coordinators, supervisors, stakeholders, managers, directors, and whole organizations.
To request this course in your area, contact us.
People who have taken this course say:
"It helped to reinforce my understanding of dealing with cultural diversity and gave me new ways of looking at complex situations."
"You provided information that was directly relevant. I wish more staff from my program had been here."
"The presentation style was great! This has potential to change the world in a very positive way."