#trending: Curriculum and Training Package


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See the Table of Contents from the Curriculum Guide [pdf]

**Youth Communication will host a #trending Professional Development session on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: TBD. Please purchase “Package A” or “Package B” if you would like to participate in this training.**

#trending is a middle school resource that is fun and engaging for youth, easy-to-use for staff, and supports literacy and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

  • Meets structured enrichment (literacy) mandate
  • Tested approach—easy to use
  • Strengthen social and emotional learning
  • Youth-centered
  • Affordable


#trending features 36 true stories by teens with session plans on the following themes:

• Exploring Identity • Friendships that Matter • Being Healthy • From Bystanders to Allies • Love & Relationships • You & the World • Challenging Stereotypes • Peer Pressure • Sadness, Stress, Anger • Culture & Diversity • Success in School • Me & My Family

The stories make my students more comfortable opening up about their experiences. It helps us build tools to address and deal with problems that are new, arising, or will come up in their journey through middle school and beyond. The stories feel very relevant to them.” —Group Leader, Bronx SONYC program

97.6% of participants report that the training made them better able to provide a safe space for youth.

Packages include:
• 3.5 hour training for staff using #trending
• Anthology of teen stories (#trending: True Stories About Growing Up)
• Curriculum Guide (#trending: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum Guide for Middle Schools)

See the Table of Contents, Introduction and Sample Lesson 

Choose a Curriculum & Training Package
(These packages are for the New York Metro Area only. Please contact us for info if you are outside of the New York area.)
Package A: 12 copies of the anthology, a curriculum guide, and one attendee at a training: $350**
Package B: 60 copies of the anthology, 5 curriculum guides, and up to 5 attendees at a training: $1,700**
Package C: 100 copies of the anthology, 10 curriculum guides, and an on-site training for up to 10 staff: $3,000
Package D: 200 copies of the anthology, 20 curriculum guides, and an on-site training for up to 20 staff: $5,750



Package A, Package B, Package C, Package D


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