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Effectively Engaging Youth in Coalitions
October 13, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for our first in-person training since 2019!
Please note: You will be asked to consent to our COVID-19 Safety Policy, and submit proof of vaccination before your registration is considered complete. Once you consent to our policy, you will see the training registration form link pop up (at the end of the consent form, once you hit submit). Please be sure to follow that link to complete your registration.
You can review the COVID-19 Safety policy here.
We are capping this training at 50 people so we can maintain adequate social distancing in person.
Topics: Identify levels of youth participation and learn best practices to include more youth voice and youth participation in your coalition work.
In-person (4 hours)–Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609 in La Salon.
Food: We will provide a light breakfast/snack, but please plan to bring your own lunch if you would like something to eat closer to the end of the training.
Description: Young people are a crucial part of any movement for social change. Youth have a long-term stake in community well-being and are vital contributing members of their communities. Youth participation in your coalition work is essential. Learn how to recruit and retain young people in your coalition, as well as how to keep them engaged over time. Reflect on ways to increase youth participation and leadership in your coalition work and learn best practices on maximizing adult-youth partnerships.
Audience: Coalition leaders and members, community members, youth workers, residents, and public health professionals.
Trainers: Lauren Bard and Ed Rand, Health Resources in Action
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Identify levels of youth participation.
- Discuss examples of youth leadership in coalition work.
- Identify best practices for including more youth voice and choice in their work.
MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:
- Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g., it will impact them directly).
- Membership that is reflective of the community.
- Defined coalition member roles.