Social Justice Approach to Youth Engagement Online Course

Are you ready to be challenged to move your youth engagement work forward? Are you looking for actionable ways to advance equity in your community?

Social justice youth development combines intentional anti-oppressive practice with and for young people, with knowledge and skill building from youth development to support youth as they negotiate and disrupt the misuses of power in their lives. During this seven-week course, participants will be expected to critically analyze how power, privilege, and oppression operate in their own lives and participate in conversations regarding how they can disrupt systems of power that oppress young people. This course will offer a mix of critical reflection, skill-building, applied practice, and tools and resources that will enable participants to be an advocate for and with youth.

How the Course Works:

A principle aim of this learning experience is to maximize participants’ engagement with the instructional materials, but also with one another. During this course, participants will watch/do approximately 1 hour of "on your own" work each week, followed by a 1 hour, facilitated discussion with a cohort of peers, held via bidirectional video. This format offers a rich learning experience during which you'll interact with peers and subject matter experts. All of the sessions are required and participants must join each session via video (using a computer with a webcam; a laptop; tablet; or smartphone).

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Registration Instructions:

To register, select which course you'd like to attend (from the list below) then click "register" on that page. You'll be asked to complete a short online survey application to complete your registration.


Upcoming Courses:

Spring 2022

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