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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters

This class examines the creation of inclusive youth programs. Participants will explore cultural identities and examine how they affect interactions with youth. Culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people.

Who should attend

Direct service providers, volunteers, coordinators, supervisors, stakeholders, managers, directors and whole organizations who work with youth.

Participants can expect to

  • Explore cultural identities and approaches to working with young people.
  • Explore ideas for more inclusive youth programs.
  • Walk away with a new perspective on groups or cultures that are different than your own.
  • Get a better understanding of your own biases and how they influence your work with young people.
  • Take part in experiential activities designed to help you understand the world through the lens of other cultures.
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