Distance Learning Description: This workshop will include strategies on establishing student-led environments where young people identify their interests, passions, talents and develop 21st century skills while working on bringing social change to their communities. We will introduce methods of teaching that are designed to prepare students for the modern-day marketplace by developing skills such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, emotional intelligence, informational and digital literacy. Workshop is targeting youth development directors and organizations leadership staff to gain understanding on methods and best practices for 21st century skills.
After the two-part series, there is an opportunity for youth to participate in the Illinois Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Participating youth will take 12 weeks to prepare a business idea through our iDEAS Entrepreneurship Program. This will take place in a virtual setting from January to March 2023 to prepare for the Illinois Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase during the IAN 37th Annual Spring Virtual Conference. At the Showcase young people will present their final business ideas to judges in a shark-tank format.
Distance Learning Session Part One
Learning Objectives – we will cover strategies, techniques and practices to implement with groups of young people to support them in developing 21st century skills and character building for entrepreneurship mindset.
IAN Facilitator: Dr. Sonia Toledo, Founder & CEO, Dignity of Children, Inc.
Intended Audience: Emergent and Seasoned Professionals