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January 2018

In Real Life: Professional Development Session

January 22 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Youth Communication, 242 W. 38th St. 6th Fl.
New York,NY10018United States
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Build stronger relationships with the youth you serve. Our strengths-based approach encourages teens to tap their inherent wisdom and harness the resources to build their social and emotional competencies. Based on true stories by real teens in which young people show how they manage and overcome challenges, In Real Life motivates young adults to reflect on personal goals and how to make positive changes in attitudes and behavior. Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to practice: active listening, facilitating group…

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Effectively Engage Students with YCteen Stories

January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Youth Communication, 242 W. 38th St. 6th Fl.
New York,NY10018United States
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This free Youth Communication workshop for educators and youth service professionals provides concrete strategies for effectively using YCteen magazine's award-winning true stories in the classroom. You’ll learn how to use Circle protocols and open-ended questions to target students’ reading comprehension in a way that’s both successful and engaging.  Our Story-Based Approach bolsters social and emotional learning, enhances literacy engagement, and builds trust and community in the classroom setting.  You’ll also learn more about ways Circle creates a safe and comfortable space for…

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February 2018

Real As Me: Professional Development session

February 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Youth Communication, 242 W. 38th St. 6th Fl.
New York,NY10018United States
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"Best Educational Resource" (SEL category), REVERE Award, The Association of American Publishers Real As Me helps girls strengthen social and emotional skills such as self-awareness, building supportive relationships, and self-management so they can grow into confident young women. True stories by young women who have endured hardship and significant challenges are at the center of Real As Me. Developed in our rigorous teen writing program, the stories activate youths’ desire to discover themselves and think critically about the choices they make—…

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#trending: Professional Development Session

February 9 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

#trending is a middle school resource that is fun and engaging for youth, easy-to-use for staff, and supports literacy and SEL skills. Since launching it last year, nearly 50 community-based organizations throughout the city have started using #trending in their afterschool programming. The response is extremely positive. Staff members say it prompts great discussions. Young people who participate want to read and write. And 98% of the staff who took the half-day training said that it strengthened their youth development skills.…

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