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Research suggests that young people’s behavior and engagement improves when out of school time providers receive ongoing professional development. Research also shows that staff who participate in ongoing professional development are more engaged and responsive to the youth they serve.
We offer numerous learning opportunities for youth development professionals that are designed to improve practices and outcomes, including regularly scheduled community workshops as well as customized trainings. Training participants usually receive childcare training hour credits for licensed school-age programs in Nebraska.
Youth educators don’t have to be employed by CFY or one of our Partnering Agencies to take advantage of the learning opportunities below.
2018 Summer Leadership Institute
Collective for Youth is offering a two-day Summer Leadership Institute program this summer on July 30th and 31st at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center located on UNO’s campus at 6200 Dodge Street. This two day training will help out of school time professionals in “Building You,” “Building Culture,” and “Building Your Program.” The training will be facilitated by Gwyn Williams, Program Director at Collective for Youth and LaRon Henderson, Program Quality Director at Collective for Youth. To learn more about this opportunity or register click here.
Youth Work Methods Workshops
Our Youth Work Methods Series is a 10-part skills building workshop designed by the David P. Weikart Center to empower staff with tools that will increase the quality of their work with youth.
Each workshop is open to anyone who is currently working with youth or desires to work with youth. Certification is available to those who complete each segment. You may attend the entire series or only the sessions that apply to your interests and needs. Payment can be mailed in advance to Collective for Youth office or paid for at the door. *The cost to attend each session is $10.00 to cover the cost of the workshop book. *Youth Work Methods 201 is 25.00 per session. See the entire list of workshops and register here