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Adultism: Barrier to Youth Engagement
Free Registration – Limited Capacity
July 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Virtual Workshop Description
Many adults share common assumptions or stereotypes about youth. Explore the origination of these assumptions and how they affect relationships with young people. Learn about conscious and unconscious biases you have about youth, the behaviors that result from those biases, and alternative caring behaviors to Adultism. Come meet the challenge!
In this virtual workshop you will:
- Identify common assumptions/stereotypes adults hold about youth
- Explore Adultist behavior that affects young people daily
- Identify caring behaviors to Adultism
Alternatives, Inc. was founded in 1973, is a nationally recognized youth development nonprofit whose vision is, “Healthy, principled, and creative young people valued as members of the community.” Everything we do is designed to build the specific assets that support young people as they grow into creative, compassionate and responsible adults. This means helping young people to: identify and manage their feelings, form positive friendships, make good decisions, creatively problem solve, discover their creativity and unique talents, and make a difference in their community. Alternatives embeds high quality programs into child care centers and after school programs in neighborhoods, schools, and community settings. In addition all program activities have secondary benefits that are aligned with increasing critical thinking skills, pre-literacy skills, and the intrinsic motivation of children to academically succeed. Using a variety of programs and activities, Alternatives inspires young people to discover their spark and achieve their inherent potential.