Creative Youth Development Learning Series: Working With Youth

Program Dates 
July 30, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Youth Agency, Equity and Justice

Register for "Working with Youth." Join us for a series of national conversations as we prepare for Grantmakers for Education's annual conference. All young people deserve to have equitable opportunities to reach their creative potential, live richer and fuller lives, and develop the critical life skills they need to become active contributors in their communities.

CREATIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT is the intentional integration of arts learning and youth development principles and has implications across many funding areas such as social-emotional learning, higher education access, and early childhood and K-12 transformation.

A multi-year partnership project, led by GFE member Americans for the Arts, recently created a set of written briefs authored by field experts as part of the first phase of a creative youth development toolkit for the field.

THE LEARNING SERIES* is a set of dynamic online conversations with youth, experts, funders and practitioners based on the briefs. We will explore new paths forward for supporting youth through creative youth development practice. The series will dive into the conference theme, what it means to support students in overcoming adversity, through approaches centered on agency, justice and equity.

First in the series:
“Working with Youth” (Focus on Youth Agency)

July 30, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET, Free

So often we adults make decisions on programming and policy without youth voice, even though they are directly impacted by our choices. But young people are speaking up to become their own agents of change. They are concerned about their future when we are long gone and they are ready to lead today. To truly give them the space they are demanding, we must rethink what it means to co-lead with young people. Learn practices to consider when implementing youth-driven leadership models in classrooms, afterschool programs and community spaces. A rich conversation with funders, youth, practitioners and experts will provide insight from multiple perspectives. Register here.

Mark your calendars for following:

August 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET: "Trends in Creative Youth Development Programs" (Focus on Equity)
September 26, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET: “Working in Social Justice” (Focus on Justice)

*This virtual learning series is brought to you by the Creative Youth Development National Partnership in collaboration with the Grantmakers for Education Arts Education Impact Group. It is hosted by the National Guild for Community Arts Education and made possible by generous support from the Clare Rose Foundation.