Thank you for your interest in attending a centralized Ramapo workshop, funded through the Department of Youth and Community Development. In order to register for this workshop, your program must receive funding through DYCD.
In this workshop, participants will learn core strategies for creating a safe and engaging environment based on the unique needs and perspectives of older youth in out of school time programs. Attracting and retaining participants in programs serving middle or high school aged youth is a challenge for many out of school time programs. In this workshop, participants will practice utilizing a protocol for incorporating youth voice into the development of community expectations that support emotional and physical safety. Participants will identify structures and routines for ensuring that program activities, offer opportunities for youth to make choices, discover and pursue interests, and contribute meaningfully to their community. Special attention will be paid to incorporating youth leadership, service learning, collaborative problem-solving, and goal-setting into out of school time activities. Participants will also identify youth and adult triggers, explore strategies for helping emerging adults manage emotions, and self-reflect.
This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $750.00 for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for canceling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.