Thu, Sep 30 | Online Event

SMARTIE Target Goals for System Involved Youth

Rafael Avendaño
SMARTIE Target Goals for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Sep 30, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Rafael Avendaño

Training Description

Reaching goals with system involved youth impacts change for a school, agency, community and society. To know how to communicate goals and when you reach them can build system involved youth and their families up and help guide the support you provide for them. A SMARTIE Target is a useful, tool for setting goals that can help you reach goals in an inclusive and equitable way. Learning this methodology can give you a way to explain efforts and goals through both a qualitative and quantitative lens.

Learning Objective

  • Participants will learn about the importance of community involvement and how that assists positive system involved youth outcomes
  • SMARTIE target training will aid you strategic planning and goal setting to best support your efforts to support system involved youth and your community.
  • Participants will learn how to create SMARTIE target goals
  • Participants will learn inclusive ways to create safe and equitable space to tackle complexities




1:30pm-2:00pm-How does data show up in your efforts to support system involved youth?


2:15pm-2:45pm-SMARTIE Goals

2:45pm-3:00pm-Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:00pm-3:40pm- SMARTIE Targets in action


3:50pm-4:00pm- Evaluation

Meet Our Trainer

Rafael has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management. He is currently the Executive Director of Redwood City Together a collective impact organization. From 2012-2020 he was the program director of the Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center which specializes in education, art and self-expression, advocacy and health and wellness programs for youth and families. Rafael Joined the St. Francis Center in January of 2012 and was hired to help start the youth and community programs for Siena Youth Center. Prior to his tenure at the center he was the program director of programs at the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club for five years.  Rafael knows firsthand what the impact of not anything having to do after school can mean as youth programs helped him when he was a youth. He brings enthusiasm, charisma, and passion to his work of creating quality sports programs and enrichment programs for youth and adults. Rafael believes that with the support of the community, youth, and local county government working together families can achieve their dreams.

Rafael’s drive, unique teaching ability and belief in the power of mentorship have helped him inspire children and adults to find the confidence they need. Rafael currently holds his Bachelor’s in Science degree in public management with a specialization in human resources degree from Colorado State University and has earned his Master’s in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. On his free time Rafael loves to spend time with his wife and family, support programs that advocate towards injustice and spend time outdoors with friends and the Trips For Kids Bulldog Riders Youth Biking Club around the peninsula.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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