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Community Educators Youth Development Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce an exciting series of webinars created by the good people at Friends for Youth in collaboration with our organizational partners at the Kettering Foundation. The webinars are aimed at raising awareness of the importance of educating the whole child, which requires a broader community effort both inside and outside our schools. We highly encourage NCDD members to find out more about the webinars below or on the FfY website and register for the first webinar on Feb. 19th.

It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth

Friends for Youth, in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, is pleased to host a four-part series of no-cost interactive online sessions in which we will discuss ways you and your community can transform the way you think about developing and educating youth. The series features Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour, author of Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth, who will share practices that encompass developing the whole child from communities across the US. Using Dr. Harbour’s book as a foundation, we will explore these strategies – like mentoring, leadership and character development – in each session. Along with special guests, we aim to raise the awareness of the value and importance of community educators and to stimulate a national conversation about how essential it is to educate and develop the whole child.

Join us for all four no-cost webinars to share your experiences, learn more about how your community is a resource for transforming the education of youth, and strategize how to engage others in similar conversations. Each session will include highlights from Dr. Harbour’s book, a strategy that has worked in a local community, and interactive conversations with participants.

This online series is designed for youth mentoring professionals, professional educators, youth, community and business leaders, parents, government officials and employees, non-profit organizations, and anyone concerned about the education and development of young people. Our goal is for participants to learn with and from each other and be inspired to take action locally, to engage positively with the development of one child, an entire neighborhood, an existing youth organization, or a community-wide effort.

We will be giving away copies of Community Educators during each webinar and sharing key resources from the Kettering Foundation. To purchase your own copy of Community Educators, visit www.kettering.org/publications/community-educators-a-resource, from Amazon, Kindle, or Audible. This series also serves as the launch of the new Community Educators Facebook page for sustained conversation and building community.

  • Part One: Is School Reform Enough? — Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • Part Two: Education is Broader than Just Schools — Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Part Three: Engaging the Public Makes a Difference — Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Part Four: Actions for You and Your Community to Take — Wednesday, April 2, 2014

All webinars take place from 11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific / 12:00 – 1:15pm Mountain / 1:00 – 2:15pm Central / 2:00 – 3:15pm Eastern.

For more information and to register online, go to www.friendsforyouth.org/mentoring-institute/webinars.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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