Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters

University of Minnesota

Examines and develops the concept of creating inclusive youth programs. Participants will explore their own and other cultural identities and examine how these critical elements impact interactions with youth. Also included is a discussion on how a culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people. Foundations include both lived experience and research.

How it works:

  • 6-hour curriculum, face to face workshop.
  • Highly personalized.
  • Creates a safe place to share personal experiences and stories.
  • Simulated experiential activities designed to help you understand the world through the lens of other cultures.

Participants can expect to:

  • Explore cultural identities and responsive approaches to working with young people.
  • Explore ideas for more inclusive youth programs.
  • Walk away with a new perspective on groups or cultures that are different than your own.

Who should attend:

School staff, county social service and public health providers, ministerial youth workers, youth development organizations such as boy and girl scouts, 4-H, community recreation, YMCA, or any others that interact with youth.

Cost: $45 (includes morning coffee and box lunch)