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Thu, Apr 09


Remote via Zoom

Youth Voice, Choice and Leadership

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Youth Voice, Choice and Leadership
Youth Voice, Choice and Leadership

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Remote via Zoom, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Rafael Avendaño

Training Description

This training aims to support youth practitioners by offering them strategies and tools to build stronger relationships with youth through highlighting youth voice, choice and leadership in the 21s century. This training will also over current issues that Gen Z youth are passionate about and current youth trends. In addition, the class will offer effective leadership and facilitation approaches for youth practitioners. Learn and share how to be a more effective, happier, and successful youth practitioner. This course offers a framework for youth practitioners of all experience levels to exchange ideas, experiences and resources to further their understanding on overall greater understanding of current youth intrinsic motivation.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn in depth knowledge about youth leadership movements and the power of youth agency capacity building.
  • Participants will learn methods to strengthen active listening and targeting youth audience. 
  • Participants will take time to learn more about youth development and empathy.


9:00 - 9:20 Introductions

9:20 - 9:30  Icebreaker

9:30 - 10:00 Youth Voice, Choice and Leadership

10:00 - 10:30 How do you use youth voice in your groupwork?

10:30 - 10:50 Group Share

10:50 - 11:00 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:00 - 11:30 Youth Leadership Building

11:30 - 12:00  Groupwork and worksheet building time

12:00 - 12:20 Lunch  (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:20 - 12:45 Groupshare

12:45 - 1:00 Evaluation

Meet Our Trainer

Rafael has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management. He is currently the director of the Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center a space that 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. 

This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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