In August, September, and October 2011, The
Office of Child Development will offer a series of three workshops on giving
children and youth a more meaningful voice in afterschool programs. In all
three hands-on workshops, experts in youth development will help participants
build concrete skills to apply to their own afterschool work.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011: Adam Fletcher
from Common Action
Adam will cover the basic tenets of youth-driven programming
and discuss structures, cultures, and attitudes that impact the strength of
youth-driven programming in afterschool. This workshop is relevant for
providers serving children of all ages.
Friday, September 30, 2011: Barbara Ferman
from University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia
discuss how to scaffold youth as they engage in activities designed to promote
skill-building and improve confidence and self-esteem, how to structure
programs and activities to allow for increasing levels of youth responsibility,
and more. This workshop is geared toward providers serving children in middle
and high school.
Thursday, November 3, 2011: Wendy Wheeler
from the Innovation Center
Wendy will share specific activities providers can do with
their students to promote positive youth development, with a focus throughout
on youth-adult partnerships. This workshop is relevant for providers serving
children of all ages.
All three workshops
will take place from 9:00am–12:00pm
at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development’s Point Breeze
Workshops are free, but registration will be
limited to 30 participants. Register today for one, two, or all three workshops!
Milena Nigam (firstname.lastname@example.org,
412-244-5025) with any questions.