Learning Series Continues – Working in Social Justice September 24, 3-4pm (ET), Free
Social justice in the field of creative youth development (CYD) means working with youth from multiple identities to expand and nurture their analytic sensibilities, creativity, self-reflection, and critical thinking skills to engage them in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and intersectional justice. It also means promoting and supporting youth culture as a mechanism to drive youths’ understanding of and ability to challenge racial violence, and structural and systemic oppression.
Join Dr. Bettina Love for a discussion of key insights and recommendations presented in her recently released paper, “Working in Social Justice,” published by Americans for the Arts and the CYD National Partnership. Dr. Love will be joined by three nationally-recognized CYD practitioners.
Bettina Love, author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia.
Ashley Hare, Co-Founder, RE:FRAME Youth Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ and National Coordinator, CYD National Partnership
Robyne Walker Murphy, Executive Director, Groundswell, Brooklyn, NY
Mika Lemoine, Mentor Teaching Artist, Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA
This learning series is brought to you by the Creative Youth Development National Partnership in collaboration with the Grantmakers for Education Arts Education Impact Group. One of the National Partners, Americans for the Arts, recently spearheaded the development of 7 written briefs authored by field experts as part of the first phase of a creative youth development toolkit for the field. All webinars are hosted by the National Guild for Community Arts Education and made possible by generous support from the Clare Rose Foundation.
Trends in CYD Programs
August 28, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, Free
Creative youth development programs, with their grassroots and community-based origins, are a heterogeneous field of practice that has in recent years codified characteristics of high quality CYD through a series of frameworks. At the same time, CYD practitioners are committed to reflection and ongoing refinement, to programs being actively shaped by young people, and being connected to and a reflection of their communities. Therefore, CYD program practices are continuously in development.
Join us for an overview of the soon-to-be published Trends in CYD Programs landscape analysis from Americans for the Arts and the Creative Youth Development National Partnership. During the webinar, researcher Denise Montgomery of CultureThrive will discuss five current trends in CYD program development:
Holistic Approaches Growing as Needs Grow
Collaboration Across Sectors
New Generation of Program Staff with New Approaches
Scaling by Depth
Establishing Creative Career Pathways
Denise will be joined field experts who will share their perspectives as practitioners and who will bring depth and dimension to this national conversation.
Attendees heard from researchers and practitioners, covering research findings as well as practical tips from their experiences implementing new programs at Wisconsin Boys & Girls Clubs. The report builds upon the 2013 “Something to Say” report from the Wallace Foundation, which outlined 10 principles of exemplary youth arts programs.