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Empower Series
Youth Engagement

Identifying the Potential in Youth

April 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Workshop Description

Youth today possess an array of creative and untapped potential. This interactive workshop engages participants and enables them to gain insight and practical knowledge into the many positive ways in which youth can contribute. Participants will complete and review the results of a questionnaire regarding their own understanding of today’s youth. The workshop will also identify and address key barriers preventing many youth from reaching their potential and will identify key solutions. This workshop will be presented from of a proactive perspective, with emphasis on researched protective factors framework.

In this workshop you will

  • Identify key barriers & solutions to youth reaching their potential
  • Utilize engagement and positive relationships as effective strategies for motivating youth

Workshop Instructor

Steve Hixon
Program Consultant

Hixon also works as a Youth Program Consultant throughout the state and nationally. He has developed and implemented 3 nationally recognized prevention programs. He has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in business administration.

He has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families in rural, urban and suburban areas. He has been an adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, served on United Way’s Family, Youth and Children Action Council and Virginia Union University’s Social Work Advisory Board both for 20 years. He is a national Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Instructor, a national Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Trainer (SAPST), and is a state certified Cultural Competency Trainer. He is very committed to working with youth and families and those who impact their lives.


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April 19, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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