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Youth Worker Opportunities 
News, Events and Articles for Youth Workers 
November 7, 2011
Youth Worker Opportunitie
Building Relationships with Young PeoplePresented by City Year ChicagoDate: Monday, November 14, 2011Time: 6:00-7:30 PM CSTLocation: Loyola University Chicago, 6339 North SheridanRoad, Sullivan Center, Room 203Cost:
Learn More & Register
During this free workshop, participants will learn the basicsof building relationships with young people and how toincorporate these principles into your work with youngpeople. This workshop will discuss the unique needs ofstudents, particularly in schools in urban settings, and theimportance of role modeling as a coach rather than simply amentor or friend. Difficult conversations with students willalso briefly be discussed, as well as how to redirect/respondto students in these situations.Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum FairPresented by Teachers for Social Justice and RethinkingSchoolsDate:
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time: 10:00-5:00 PM CST
Orozoco School, 1940 W. 18th Street
$5-$10 Donation at Door
Learn More & RegisterWe have workshops for and by K-5 teachers, middle/HS teachers,counselors, popular educators, artists, parents, youth, unionorganizers, adult educators, bilingual educators, queer activists,anti-PIC activists, anti-school-militarization activists, youthworkers, and MORE!
Engaging Youth Using Hip Hop and Social MediaPresented by Project NIA and Black Youth Project
Social Media andMentoringPresented by TheMentoring Partnership ofMinnesotaDate:
Wednesday,December 7, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM CST
Learn More & Register
National Mentoring Month isaround the corner. Maximizethis annual opportunity toincrease visibility, and recruitmentors, for your program bydesigning an effective socialmedia campaign. TheMentoring Partnership ofMinnesota, in partnershipwith Friends for Youth, Inc.and Mass Mentors, will shareour "Top 12 for 2012" - a listof easy, practical tips thatwill help mentoring programsoptimize their social mediaefforts. Features: SarahKremer, Program DirectoratFriends for Youth, Inc.;Rich Greif, Director ofMarketing & PartnershipsatMass MentoringPartnership; and MindyTwetten, MPM MarketingCommittee Member and 
Friday, Dec. 2
 2:00-5:00 PM CST
Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan Ave, MurrayGreen Library 10th Floor
Learn More & Register
The workshop will be facilitated by Jasiri X, hip hop artist andorganizer, on Friday December 2nd. Jasiri will share his journey fromactivist to Hip-Hop artist to the founding of the New Media Academy. TheNew Media Academyis "a tool to help Black young men criticallyanalyze media messages, broaden their experience of media, anddevelop the creative skills needed in creating their own media. All toooften the young African American male is either underrepresented ormisrepresented in media. The mission is to improve self image, dispelstereotypes, and provide a positive forum of self expression. Theprogram is offered to young Black men, ages 14-19, and will include,the art of blogging, video production, and social media."
Mentor Training Curriculum
Supporting Children and Youth: Mentor Training for Senior Corps Volunteers 
was developed to provide a standardized and easy-to-use training curriculum for Senior Corps' Foster GrandparentProgram and RSVP project directors who have volunteersdelivering mentoring and other support services to children andyouth at schools and community organizations. This curriculum isdesigned to enhance volunteer capacity and improve the quality ofservice delivered by the volunteers. In addition to providing anoverview of services for children and youth, the curriculum meetsthe need for creative and practical strategies and ideas thatvolunteers can adapt when serving children and youth.
To learn more about the training curriculum and to access trainingmaterials,click here
Lessons Learned: Implementing a Male Ally Gender ViolenceTraining
Written by Ed Mills & members of the Rogers Park Young Women’sAction Team (YWAT)On November 2-3, 2007, fifteen young men gathered to participate inthe Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team’s Male Ally Training.The training was created by Ed Mills and members of the YWAT.Lillian Matanmi, a leadership team member of the YWAT, was theprimary coordinator of this project.This report summarizes what took place and indicates some of thetraining’s strengths and weaknesses. It also discusses theparticipants’ – both trainees and facilitators – written and oral feedback,and contains a brief appendix with some of the activities, evaluationsand facilitators’ afterthoughts. The YWAT hopes that this report will beof assistance to other individuals and organizations seeking to createsimilar trainings.
Read the report here!Download the appendices (agendas, activities, evaluations andmore) here!
The Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team has developed atoolkit titled “Where Our Boys At? Involving Young Men as Allies to EndViolence against Girls.In the toolkit, YWAT shares some of theresources (including curricula) that it has developed and perhaps evenmore importantly discusses the challenges and accomplishments of itsthree-year campaign.
The toolkit can be found here!
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Grants to Implement Parent-Child Education ProgramDue Date:
December 15, 2011AVANCE, a nonprofitorganization that promotesparent education, will this yearaward $50,000 grants to fournonprofit organizations servinglow-income Hispanic families.The grants will be used toimplement AVANCE'sevidence-based parent-childeducation program as part ofits Unlocking America'sPotential Project. The project,funded by a $12.6 million grantfrom the W.K. KelloggFoundation, aims to expandAVANCE's parent-childeducation program across theUnited States over the courseof three years.read more>>
Gates Millennium Scholars:Scholarship Program for Low-Income Minority StudentsDue Date:
January 11, 2012The Gates Millennium ScholarsProgram selects 1,000 talentedstudents each year to receive agood-through-graduationscholarship to use at thecollege or university of theirchoice. Recipients areoutstanding minority studentswith significant financial need.In addition to getting financialhelp to go to college, GatesMillennium Scholarsparticipate in leadershipprograms and receiveacademic support throughouttheir college careers.readmore>>

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