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© Copyright 2020, Center for Youth Development Professionals

an innovation of Fab Youth Philly, LLC & is supported by Rustin Urban Community Change AxiS (RUCCAS) a university-community center housed at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at West Chester University

Address

The Lits Building

701 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Resources

Offerings include: in-person workshops, peer to peer mentoring,
book & film clubs, field trips, and on-site training. Offerings take place between 9am-5pm, in the evening and on the weekend to best accommodate your needs and schedule.
They take place throughout Philadelphia. Customization is available for your organization.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the mandate to 'shelter in place' we are working to provide new resources weekly to help you and your staff utilize this time to meet professional development goals. Please let us know about topics of interest and if you know of resources we should be sharing.

key words: afterschool, history, youth development

Afterschool programs are now a part of the community landscape. But, few are aware that afterschool has been around for over a hundred years, making important contributions to families and the larger society. your collection to display dynamic content.

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key words: positive youth development, youth voice & engagement 

Positive Youth Development (PYD) 101 Online is a series of short courses intended to introduce PYD to new youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates. The online courses were created by Jutta Dotterweich and Karen Schantz of ACT for Youth, together with members of the Cornell University Social Media Lab.

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key words: online, virtual, self-paced, customizable

Up your game as a leader or gain some necessary grounding to help you do your job better. Join a monthly facilitated professional learning network of other leaders just like you to truly learn from each other. Or, engage in online course content that will get you ready for the next level. Launching new courses each month!

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key words: social and emotional learning, SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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key words: positive youth development, equity

Strong youth programs need strong youth development professionals. We offer research-based training and resources for adults who work with and on behalf of Minnesota's young people. Our experienced faculty and staff train individuals, teams and organizations.

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key words: technology, digital literacy, equity

Created by the National AfterSchool Association with support from Google, the toolkit will provide you with resources and strategies to enhance your current programming. Go through the toolkit so you can provide students with powerful access to technology outside of the school day

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Tools for planning and tracking your PD

A professional development plan documents the goals, required skill and competency development, and objectives a staff member will need to accomplish for continuous improvement.

It's important to communicate your expectations for staff professional development. Use the Core Competencies for Youth Workers and Supervisors of Youth Workers to assess staff's areas for growth and for making a plan. Each of the Competencies come with a self assessment tool.

Remember to explain to staff how they should track their progress and document completion; they should know if they are paid or not for their time and how much total time is being allocated for their professional development. Work to align professional development with individual and organizational goals.   

This form was made in Google. We recommend that you make a copy of it and save it under a new name and edit to to meet your organization's requirements.