Inspired to Empower Teens

How can you empower teens? That’s the driving question behind this engaging foundational training that focuses on your powerful role as a middle school practitioner and addresses factors influencing teen feelings of empowerment. By considering the purpose and motive behind your work as a Youth Development Professional, you will be encouraged to embrace your role as a leader while learning how to set goals that can help you develop your potential to strengthen, inspire and empower the youth you work with each day.

Please note: only afterschool practitioners working with middle school youth should register for this training.

Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Professional Development and Leadership:
7.A: Demonstrate professionalism and uphold ethical standards and other professional guidelines in the field – Entry Level and Level 1.
7.B: Integrate reflective practices and critical perspectives on personal performance, including goal setting – Entry Level and Level 1.

Training Objectives
Participants will:
a. Understand the powerful role of a Youth Development Professional
b. Identify the factors that influence teen feelings of empowerment
c. Learn how to use SMART goals to improve their potential to empower youth