Creating Youth-Centric Organizations
to Advance Racial Equity
THE DECEMBER 2016 WORKSHOPS ARE FULL - SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE SESSIONS
(FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION BELOW)
Never mind the children, is your organization "at risk?"
In the nonprofit sector, we've grown comfortable describing youth as "at risk" based on their race, identity, or other demographic or situational characteristics. Yet rarely do we consider how "at risk" we adults are of not understanding or meeting their needs.
Our workshops will help your organization shift from the lens of "serving at risk youth" to a focus on adult accountability to ensure you aren't creating "at risk" conditions for our young people. This is especially crucial for youth of color - especially those who identify as LGBTQ, who are immigrants, or who have experienced trauma or poverty.
Over the years, St. Paul Youth Services has partnered with dozens of educational, nonprofit, and public agencies to create organizational cultures, policies, and programs that deeply embrace and nurture youth instead of unintentionally pushing them away. Our upcoming workshops will share these transformational strategies.
At our workshops, you’ll:
- learn to more effectively connect with youth who need your services the most
- identify unexamined rules, behaviors, and conditions in your organization that inadvertently create barriers for youth
- hear directly from youth of color about what works for them – and what doesn’t
- hear from leaders who have transformed their organizations from dealing with challenging youth to becoming trusted partners in their lives
The workshops are FREE, but registration is required.
QUESTIONS? Contact Michelle Williams or call (651) 771-1301
The workshops are open to any nonprofit, school, public agency, funder, or elected official who impacts youth of color in the East Metro.
Funding for these workshops has generously been provided by The Saint Paul Foundation through a 75th Anniversary Grant to Advance Racial Equity in the East Metro.