Youth programs often talk about the desire for youth/adult partnership but what does that really mean? In this training participants will learn what it means to authentically work WITH youth. It is important that adults understand they are not working for youth and youth are not working for adults. Rather in high quality youth work true partnership happens in the “WITH”. There are concepts in Youth Development that provide a foundation and language for this partnership, but real-life examples from people doing the work bring these to life. Participants will learn how this workshop was created in partnership and discuss with peers how to bring the concept of working “WITH” youth to your daily practice.
• learn the basics of Youth & Adult Partnership
• gain insight about power dynamics and how to partner authentically WITH young people, from the perspective of a professional doing this work
• discuss with colleagues how to best partner WITH youth in programs
This workshop is made available through the generous support of Youthprise’s COVID 19 Emergency Response Fund to support professional development made for youth workers by youth workers.