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Youth Engagement Matters

Youth are in and out of your programs daily, but how do you know if they're really engaged? What steps are you taking to plan meaningful engagement in to your programming planning? It can be very difficult, so let us help!

Thursday, July 10, 2014
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Brainerd Police Department

This Extension Center for Youth Development training is being offered through YIPA. It is free for YIPA members and $45 for non-YIPA members. This training will count as two CEU hours for most boards. YIPA will provide you with the materials you need to seek approval from your board.


Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters

Examines and develops the concept of creating inclusive youth programs. Participants will explore their own and other cultural identities and examine how these critical elements impact interactions with youth. Also included is a discussion on how a culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people. Foundations include both lived experience and research.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Minnwest Technology Campus
Life Center Auditorium, 1800 18th St NE, Willmar

Cost: $45 (includes morning coffee and box lunch)


Youth Work Matters Online

The Youth Work Matters Online course takes an in-depth exploration into the foundational research and theories of positive youth development. It allows participants to interact with other youth development professionals from around the state, region and nation! Activities include synchronized group time and individual exploration.


Introductory week: Jan. 12-18, 2015

Course content: Jan. 19 - Feb. 15, 2015

Live webinars: Dates TBD


$100 (Participants who complete the entire course may receive 2.0 (20 hours) of Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for an additional $10).

Organizations that register five or more people for this course at the same time may receive a group discount of 25%. Contact the course facilitator for the promotion code to be applied at group registration.


Socio-Emotional Factors in Learning: Understanding to action webinar from March 12 is now posted.

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