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WEBINAR--Youth Engagement in Community Schools: Promising Practices from the National Beacons Initiative


Youth Engagement in Community Schools: Promising Practices from the National Beacons Initiative

Join us for a webinar on
Thursday, February 24th at 1pm (EST)

The Beacons are a community school model that spans four cities and serves over 200,000 youth and adults annually. The strong emphasis on youth engagement as key for youth and community development is the foundation for many common, national strategies. Such strategies include youth leadership and employment programs, intergenerational and inter-cultural community building and social group work. This webinar will focus on the ways in which youth are engaged as partners with adults in Beacons to improve themselves, programs and communities. Intermediaries, direct service staff and young people from Beacon initiatives in New York City, Minneapolis and San Francisco will share promising practices derived from their work.

Featured work includes strategies used by San Francisco’s OMI/Excelsior Beacon staff, young people and community members who have developed a first responder team to prevent tensions between youth groups in the neighborhood from erupting into larger problems. Minneapolis Beacons Initiative will share their approach to adult-youth partnerships from the site level to the initiative level. There will be time for discussion, so please come with questions!


• Matt Kjorstad, Minneapolis Beacons Initiative

• Will Corpuz, San Francisco Beacons Initiative

• Sarah Zeller-Berkman,Youth Development Institute

Space is limited – reserve your spot and REGISTER by Tuesday, February 22nd @ 5pm EST and share this announcement with colleagues and networks!

You will receive participation instructions after you have registered. There is no fee to participate, but due to capacity restrictions, please limit registrations to one per organization.


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