This one-day workshop, based on the Youth Program Quality Intervention—a comprehensive system for improving program quality—is designed to provide a framework for youth work based on research and best/promising practices. The workshop emphasizes incorporating effective strategies to enhance youth voice, engagement, and leadership within youth programs.
This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).
The NAA core knowledge content area addressed:
- Youth Engagement: Acts in partnership with children and youth to foster appropriate child and youth leadership and voice