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Engaging Youth in Meaningful Ways*
Speaker: Maura McGowan, Program Director, NH Teen Institute

Category: Diversity & Inclusion

Target Audience: Volunteer Managers, Directors of Nonprofits/Public Agencies, Other Nonprofit Staff, Board Members

Session Level: Beginner: for individuals who have never experienced this content before & want to know how to get started

Session Description:
This session will dive into the benefits of youth involvement in schools, organizations, and communities. We will discuss how to engage youth and make sure their voices are heard, and explore the difference between meaningful and “token” opportunities for involvement.

Session Goals:
- Understand why youth voices matter
- Identify strategies for engaging youth
- Identify what meaningful youth engagement looks like

Speaker Biography:
Maura McGowan, CPS Is the Program Director of the NH Teen Institute, a non-profit agency whose mission is to empower youth through personal leadership development and community engagement. Maura has worked in the field of prevention since 2002 and 2017, Maura became the Program Director for the agency. She is in charge of youth programming and volunteer engagement. Maura believes strongly in prevention and works to increase her own knowledge and skills while educating others.

*We recommend experiencing this interactive session live.

Jun 25, 2020 01:45 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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