We want to make sure that every middle school kid who attends an out of school time program has a quality experience. That's where Positive Youth Development come in. Participants in this course learned and committed to training and carrying out the five principles of Positive Youth Development:
- Promoting a Sense of Physical, Social and Emotional Safety.
- Encouraging Strong Relationship Building.
- Fostering Meaningful Youth Participation.
- Providing Opportunities for Building Purpose.
- Engaging Youth in Learning Experiences that Build Valuable and Healthy Life Skills.
New Certified Positive Youth Development Trainers
Last week 10 youth-work professionals from six local organizations attend a twelve-hour training program and graduated as certified Positive Youth Development Trainers.
What Comes Next?
This core group of trainers will be providing trainings on Positive Youth Development throughout Asheville and Buncombe County.
Trainings will be open to the public, advertised and posted on our website for registration.
Trainings may also be arranged for your youth work organization, school or faith-based group.
Contact Laura Elliot, Middle School Success Initiative, United Way Asheville Buncombe County firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive Youth Development Trainer Graduates (L-R)
- Kimberly McDonald, ARP Prevention Services
- Anna Gettles, United Way / Enka Middle Community School
- Amy Leitner, Asheville City Schools Foundation / In Real Life
- Holly Carter, ARP Prevention Services
- Elizabeth Sager, Asheville City Schools Foundation / In Real Life
- Laura Elliot, United Way Asheville Buncombe County / Middle School Success Initiative
- Heather Deifell, YMCA 21st Century Learning Community
- Brittany Lenhart, UNCA Center for Cultural Diversity
- Lousia Avery, Trainer, Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Nasheville After Zone Alliance
- Laura Allison, Girl Scouts of North Carolina
- Kristen Muscaro, United Way / Enka Middle Community School