The VOYCE Certified Youth deliver trainings, workshops, and presentations to VOYCE Alliance members in their own communities.
Who: Ages 14-25?
What: Leadership and advocacy program focused specifically on the areas of: Civic Leadership, Youth Participatory Action Research, Community Organizing, Youth-Adult Partnerships, and Participatory Budgeting
When: Late June-Early August, 5 weeks etc.
How: Popular political education- style trainings and content delivery focused most heavily on dialogue, and recognizing that participants and facilitators are engaged together in a learning process. Youth participants are recognized as experts of their lived experiences and as central to addressing the needs of their communities.
Skills: facilitation, public speaking, social-emotional intelligence, and identity development, time management, self-efficacy, critical thinking, conflict resolution, collaboration, relationship-building, goal-setting, self-reflection, receiving feedback, problem solving
This package provides administrators, organizational leaders, staff, faculty and youth leaders with tools and skills to embed equity, transformational leadership, and youth-adult partnerships into everyday operations and approaches.
11 hour Sessions:
Six 1-hour strategic planning sessions for student leadership groups
Four 1-hour professional development sessions with teachers, co-led by youth
One 20-min youth keynote speaker
Change school culture
Improve youth engagement
Improve educational outcomes
creates lasting systemic change
This package provides a project-based approach to provide youth and adults the tools and skills to engage youth as experts in their community through action research.
Seven 1-hour action research sessions
- Youth-led guidance on implementation of a community action research project
- Gives adult recipients valuable insights to refine practices and increase youth engagement
This package allows you to mix and match various Electives to comprise a package most relevant to your constituents.
3 Sessions: Three 1-hour electives of choice
(*See below for Elective Options)
Highlights: Gives the option to tailor package to your unique needs