HOW TO RECRUIT TEENS TO ADVANCE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S MISSION? Click here to book 60-Minute Strategy Session
Our workshops, keynotes, consulting and coaching all are tailored for each organization’s programs and priorities.
Our workshops are designed for senior staff, board members, youth workers, teachers, parents, counselors, funders, policy advocates, and elected officials. Each one, facilitated by our intergenerational team, is
- Customized with clear objectives
- Hands-on and interactive
- Practical with real outcomes
- Inspiring and thought-provoking
Participants will receive resource materials and ongoing coaching.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE COURSE
This mega-workshop covers both why and how to adopt the cutting-edge concept of substantive and sustained collaboration with teens. After considering the pros and cons, participants will outline an initial strategy to bring Youth Infusion into their organization and also draft a blueprint that covers 10 crucial steps designed to strengthen the mission and impact.
# 1 REIMAGINING OUR ORGANIZATION
Get ready to explore possibilities! Appreciative inquiry drives this workshop. Together, we ask big questions about why it’s important to intentionally include historically marginalized populations, and specifically, to envision and infuse teen input in your organization.
#2 CONFRONTING RESISTANCE TO YOUTH INFUSION
“You’ve got to be kidding!” In this workshop, we tackle this typical reaction to infusing teens in your organization, especially by staff who are stretched thin or don’t want to be someone’s parent. This candid discussion will confront our assumptions about teens as well as specific organizational resources and commitments.
#3 CREATING A CADRE OF COLLABORATORS
“How do we begin?” This session will introduce effective approaches by nonprofits and government agencies across the U.S. that work with teens as colleagues. Then participants will map out a preliminary strategy to identify potential co-designers to develop organizational principles and practices.
#4 SUSTAINING INTERGENERATIONAL SYNERGY
“How do we prepare for inevitable challenges?” This session covers 10 crucial components, including a youth-friendly work culture. Participants will generate a step-by-step plan for intentional Youth Infusion designed to strengthen connections with underrepresented constituencies and augment the impact of your organization.
Contact us to discuss customizing this course for your organization!
CONSULTING & COACHING
Working closely with your team, we co-create a blueprint that aligns with your mission and priorities. Here are a handful of specific strategies highlighted in our blog posts about pioneering organizations across the country on why and how Youth Infusion works.
Understanding Systems Change
- Origins of Youth Infusion Concept
- Does Your Youth Program Transact or Transform?
- Boost Your Org’s Talent Pool
- Attn Nonprofits: Five Recommendations for Anti-Racist Representation
- Youth Infusion in Systems
- Adults Devote Serious Support to Youth Police Reformers
- Youth on Governing Boards
Evaluating Organizational Readiness
- Boost Your Org’s Talent Pool
- Funders + Donors Judge Your Constituent Feedback
- Youth in Day-to-Day Operations
- Intergenerational Reciprocity
- Internships v. Youth Infusion
- WITH = New Word of the Year
Designing with Staff Procedures, Policies & Priorities
- 10 Reasons to Work with Young Researchers to Generate Solid Data
- Attn Non-Profits: Five Recommendations for Anti-Racist Representation
- Avoiding Roadblocks with Youth
- An Intergenerational Career Pipeline
- Infuse “Y” in DEI
- “Radical Inclusion” in Action
- Students as Election Poll Workers
- Adults Pay Close Attention to Their Youth Allies
Providing Professional Development
- Leading Thinkers Rely on Young Minds
- Youth “Competence” is a Game Changer
- “Intergenerational” Becoming More Widespread!
- Innovative Intergenerational Research Model
- Avoiding the Rubber Stamp Syndrome
- That Certain Something
- Self-Care for Youth & Adult Allies
- Youth Civic Engagement Surges Outside the Classroom
KEYNOTES & PRESENTATIONS
Adam and Wendy as well as our Gen Z experts can speak about trends and high impact examples of youth infusion to audiences of all ages. A few examples….
How are school boards and superintendents really collaborating with students–not in National Honor Society but those really struggling?
How are cities involving teens and young adults, particularly those who rely on public transit, parks, library services, etc?
How are advocacy organizations collaborating with youth-led movements that can influence policymakers and attract media coverage?
Let’s talk about what Wendy and Adam like to talk about!
Each participant will receive a packet with interactive exercises, resources specifically about best practices sustaining youth-adult partnerships, as well as recommended reading about dismantling white supremacy, and supplanting adultism with robust intergenerational collaboration.
Access to our private Facebook group which will provide ongoing opportunities to continue the this journey.
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