Preparing Youth to Thrive Through Social and Emotional Learning

bulletOnline Training

bulletRecorded on March 11, 2016

bullet2 Hour Training

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$40 for non-YIPA members

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Social and emotional learning is difficult work. It requires thinking and talking about ongoing emotions and relationships, topics that are complicated and sometimes taboo. SEL is deep, powerful, and can be quite personal. In each of the eight programs that participated in the SEL Challenge, SEL work goes hand-in-hand with complicated and engaging work projects— like creating a community service project or building a boat. All of this, of course, happens among youth who sometimes struggle dealing with everyday life as a teenager in a risky world.

For the past two years, Voyageur Outward Bound School has been engaged with seven other nonprofit organizations, the Susan Crown Exchange and  David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality to discover the best practices these agencies use to build social and emotional skills in adolescent youth.

This workshop will share how program design coupled with intentional staff actions and reactions combine to help youth discover their potential and apply it in their lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and learn about essential SEL program components
  • Understand how to access the Preparing Youth to Thrive website, loaded with activities and best practices
  • Understand the experiential education process that can lead to SEL outcomes

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Presenter

Poppy Potter is the Director of Operations for the Twin Cities center of Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS). She is an educator at heart and is passionate about helping people discover the confidence needed to achieve their dreams. As an experiential educator of 25 years, Poppy has worked for many youth serving organizations, in addition to having held a teaching position in St. Paul for 10 years. Poppy has a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, a Master of Science in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University – Mankato and a Special Education Teaching License from Bethel University. As VOBS’ Director of Operations, Poppy works hard to establish program partnerships with schools and organizations and works with them in developing collaborative strategies that lead to real change.

 

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Logistics

  • Online Training
  • Recorded on March 11, 2016
  • 2 Hour Training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $40 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 2 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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