approaches & trainings
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
99% of participants said the training was informative and applicable both for their personal lives and learning spaces.
A training experience that guides youth and youth practitioners through 6 educational humanistic approaches for liberation.
“Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it."
- Paulo Freire
Our Liberation Education Training is designed to:
Deepen participants' analysis of racism and colonialism
Challenge participants' to examine identity, power, and media
Explore the lie of racism and the seeds of colonialism
Construct new anti-racist and decolonizing principles for personal lives and learning spaces
Our Trauma-Informed Training is designed to:
Increase participants' knowledge and understanding of trauma and how it manifests in the human body
Increase participants' ability to create trauma-informed spaces for themselves and their peers
Increases participants' knowledge of self-care, secondary trauma, and burnout
Create a self-care plan that can be implemented immediately
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
- Maya Angelou
“If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.”
- Paulo Freire
Our Restorative Practice Training is designed to:
Create proactive and responsive strategies for strengthening relationships
Lessen group conflict and restore communication
Practice affective statements, impromptu dialogue, setting group norms, and the use of circles
This training is certified by the International Institute of Restorative Practices
Our Ethos Training is designed to:
Increase participants' tools for working with youth in a varied cultural, political, and historical context to bring about youth leadership and social change
Take a deep dive into the personal ethos and how it impacts what is taught, how it is taught, and why it is taught
Enhance participants' understanding of adolescent development/youth voice, core values, and non-traditional educational methodologies
Build an understanding of youth engagement and retention
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”
- President Barack Obama
Our Art Infusion Training is designed to:
Explore the power of the arts to heal, transform, build, educate, and organize
Infuse six art modalities (dance, drama, writing, singing, music & visual arts)
Understand the role that creativity plays in social development and positive growth
Learn ways to apply art experiences for youth & community members
Our Community Building Training is designed to:
Explore participants' sense of "I am" while moving towards cultivating inclusive relationships with the community into a sense of "we are"
Practice asset mapping, accountability, creating safe/courageous spaces
Engage future participants & partners
Introduce participants' to family engagement strategies & practices
"I am what I am because of who we all are."
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