Engaging Teens2019-02-05T11:32:46+00:00

Engaging Teens

In this age of distraction, getting the attention of teens can seem nearly impossible. However, with the right knowledge and approach, it can be done! Learn how to attract and engage middle school youth in a way that empowers and motivates them. This training examines the thought processes of the adolescent brain and provides specific strategies for developing and offering effective and engaging programs and activities that keep teens coming back.
Please note: only afterschool practitioners working with middle school youth should register for this training.


Core Competencies Addressed

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth
5.A: Promote meaningful engagement, leadership and guidance of the children/youth – Entry Level and Level 2.


Training Objectives:
Participants will:

a. Explain the thought processes of the adolescent brain.
b. Identify the four pillars of effective teen engagement.
c. Create a project charter to help guide the process of improving teen engagement.