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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Developing Inclusive Program Structures

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Developing Inclusive Program Structures

About this Webinar

Youth programs that are welcoming and safe are built on a program structure aimed at protecting and empowering all young people. Learn how your youth program structure can impact diversity, equity, and inclusion and strategies for adapting your program structure to make it more inclusive.

This webinar is first in a series.  The second webinar,  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Fostering Supportive Adult – Youth Relationships is on August 24, 2021.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the Youth Inclusion Implementation Guide (YIIG) and Module
  • Be introduced to the model for adult learning within the YIIG (i.e. reflective practice)
  • Learn how program structure impacts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Learn strategies to adapt program structure to increase DEI

Presenters

Adeya Richmond, Ph.D., LP, works as the lead research scientist in the REACH Center. Aside from working on projects that focus on youth development and families, her primary research interests include cross-cultural diversity in parenting, racial identity, and youth’s prosocial behaviors. Her secondary research interests are mental and behavioral health disparities across diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups.

Mark Otto serves as the project's director for outreach in the REACH Center. He provides planning and implementation for both research and outreach and oversees the work of the technology staff. Mark has a BS from Mankato State University and a master's of public affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. He has more than 20 years of experience working with family, child, and youth programs.

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