Early on in my career in youth work I joined the Youth Workers Alliance (YWA) in the South End where I worked for MYTOWN. The YWA connected me to other youth workers in my neighborhood, was a space to share events and resources, made me feel empowered, helped me get trained in multiple areas and changed my life. I was a better youth worker for my young people and it made all the difference. Today, there are other networks of which you may be a part of, but there was something unique about this youth worker led alliance because of how we built up youth workers and enhanced their ability to transform our youth and the field. Now that I am a new Executive Director of The Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC) , I understand the value for well connected, trained and supported youth workers.
I hope that you can join me to build community and discuss whether a youth worker led citywide alliance is necessary at this current juncture. Let’s gather to understand what is happening in our sector and figure out ways to better connect the dots to support or young people.
Friday, January 26th from 9:30am – 11am
Hawthorne Youth and Community Center
9 Fulda Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
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Please bring fliers to share.
Youth Worker Strategy Session
January 26, 2018
Welcome and Icebreaker
Purpose and Goals
- Understanding our connection to each other.
- Understanding the Current State of Youth Work
- What kind of support do you have to do this work?
- What kind of support/trainings do you need or would like to see in your work?
- What kind of support/trainings do youth need?
- What are gaps in services for youth?
Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda
Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC)
9 Fulda Street Roxbury, MA 02119
(P) 617.427.0613 (C)857492.6671
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HYCC’s mission is to provide educational, cultural, and recreational programs for community youth and adults, to recognize and celebrate the rich diversity of the community, and to provide a forum for neighbors to work together to improve the quality of neighborhood life.