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High School Afterschool

If you are interested in finding out more about Temescal training, please contact Joshua Julian, Temescal Associates' Training Coordinator.

Understanding the needs of older youth

Youth Development 202: Beyond the Fundamentals: This training applies Michelle Gambone’s youth development framework to the developmental process and needs of older youth, aged 13-19. With adulthood around the corner it is important that programs create opportunities for youth to practice the skills of successful adulthood. Learn how to map 6 developmental skills youth need to the unique benefits and features of your program. Work with skilled youth development coaches to apply plans, and get real-time coaching for application support. We will apply youth development theory to 4 case studies that bring to light common pitfalls in program design, and develop an organizational change plan to implement changes.
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Fading Facilitation: Youth workers serving older youth need to be able to transition smoothly from being a friend, a teacher, a role model and a mentor. This workshop explores the interpersonal skills a youth worker needs to serve these 4 roles, and the organizational infrastructure required to make strong youth-adult partnerships possible. Explore the theory of fading facilitation, and apply 4 field-tested strategies that support staff in authentically transferring power from adults to youth over time. Learn and apply a coaching conversation model to empower youth to be in conscious choice when solving their own problems and value-based decision making.
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Skill Building: Programs need to intensify and deepen over the course of the year to match the developmental process of youth. This means that programs must be designed to challenge young people to take on increasingly difficult tasks. The tools of intentional de-brief and reflection must be utilized to make learning apparent – but in sophisticated ways that keep young people engaged and interested. In this training we will learn how program structures can be used to set clear boundaries and maintain high expectations of youth. Learn the 3 most common program design mistakes programs make, and 6 strategies to avoid them. Participants will be supported to design a year-long curriculum that is developmentally responsive.
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Structures that Foster Equity, Independence, and Maximize Creativity: Youth development theory requires strong leadership and a concrete vision to be sustainable. This vision must be translated into clear structures and process agreements in order to be practiced by an entire staff. This training explores structures that foster equity for all program staff and program youth. We will create transparent behavior management systems and learn strategies to enforce them. We will explore the delicate art of boundary-setting connected to the youth developmental process, and principles of group development. Participants will practice a communication model that is clear and directive – that allows youth to focus their creativity where it matters most.
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Program Vision and Leadership

Marketing & Retention: How to Keep Youth Coming to Your Afterschool Program: This workshop explores the reasons why teens come to and stay in your program. It focuses on strategies to retain youth throughout the year and keep them coming throughout their High School Career. Attract youth to your program through creative program and marketing strategies, and develop skills to create meaningful participation. Learn how to create events and activities on campus attractive to youth not yet served by your program.
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High School Program Start Up - From the Ground Up: Learn how to build your program from the ground up. This workshop will develop strategies to develop a successful program model. It addresses the 6 areas of youth development that need to be in place for successful program funding. These areas include academic, enrichment, youth development and leadership, recreation/dance/fitness, college and career after high school, and family literacy. Learn how to create an effective budget using these 6 areas of development. Receive templates to use for marketing, meetings, agendas, applications, and more for your afterschool program.
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Developing a Youth Leadership Board: Work to better understand the importance and power from a strong youth leadership board within your program. Learn how to give voice to youth and take work off your own plate by providing them more responsibility.
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School Leadership

Developing School/CBO Engagement and Shared Vision: Working within a school can cause challenges to afterschool providers, especially those not used to working within a school environment. Learn how positive collaboration can provide possibilities for program leadership, and leave with a few tricks in your pocket for how best to engage school leadership.
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Youth Leadership

Teen Engagement Strategies / Creating a Youth Voice: To have a purpose and reason to participate in your program, teens must first be provided a space to feel heard. This workshop helps program leaders develop the necessary tools to engage youth in afterschool programs by developing the skills necessary to deepen both student engagement and create student-run programs. When teens feel their voices are being heard, and when adults know how to “step back” and allow youth to run a program, success occurs. Step back, and let them do all of the work!
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Say It Loud: Effective Public Speaking: Speaking in public is one of the greatest and most common fears people identify when asked! Having the self-confidence to master this fear is an important skill for anyone wanting to develop leadership skills or to increase their self-confidence. Through a series of interactive activities, participants in this workshop will learn basic skills and strategies associated with public speaking, including tactics for managing nervousness, and will have opportunities to practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment.
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Financial Literacy: Understanding and Managing Your Money: This workshop will teach youth to develop a plan for spending and saving the money they earn. During this training, participants will set personal saving goals and priorities, and learn how to budget their income to meet these goals. In addition, practical information, like how to understand credit and debit cards will be provided. Finally, attendees will explore the benefits of having a bank account, and receive guidance on how to open up a bank account and the different types of accounts that are available.
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Academic Support & Guidance

Getting Ready for Life: Creating a Youth Leadership and College Preparation Academy: Looking to develop a college preparation summer program? This workshop will present a model college preparation and leadership academy. Created at Opening Doors and Building Bridges Youth Development Program, in New York City, this workshop will provide steps towards developing an effective college preparation program.
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Higher Education Exploration: Considering Your Options for College: Applying to college can be an overwhelming task, especially if you don’t know where to begin. This workshop was designed to provide youth with a basic overview of the college application experience, and resources and tools they can use to help jumpstart this process. Through a series of conversations and activities, participants will consider what type of institution might be most appropriate for their needs and interests, and learn basic terms they should know before applying to college. Trainers will also review commonly asked questions, including information about how to apply for financial aid and the types of financial assistance that are available. Youth will then discuss specific steps they can begin to take, such as preparing for the SATs, and collecting information and materials on colleges.
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Family & Community Partnerships

Collaborating with Community Partners: One way to leverage funding as well as bring in fresh programming is to collaborate with partners from the community. In this training you will learn to better identify community partners that share a similar vision and develop tools to get thoe most out of these relationships.
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Technology and Digital Media

Developing a Media and Technology Program: Use technology as a powerful youth development tool. Develop a media and technology program for your youth, making them be the center of the programming and the program direction. Participants wil leave with unique ways to teach digital media in a youth centered environment from digital movie making, graphics, music, internet research, etc. They will also learn how to develop a technology center at a reasonable cost. For more information log onto www.changeagentproductions.org.
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Expressive Arts

The Accidental Art Teacher: Supporting Creativity in School & After-school: There is little argument that the arts are a necessary element of the after-school experience.  But how do you make it fun, challenging, and effective when you don’t have a large art budget?  The answer: find your staff’s passions and talents and allow them to share those with the students.  But these passionate youth workers cannot become art teachers over night. 
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Service to others

Youth Leadership & Service Learning Programs: Learn how to create leadership programs within your afterschool program that build both leadership skills and self-confidence. Leadership programs allow youth to develop vital life skills that they will take with them into the workforce. This includes time management, teamwork, planning, and program implementation. Learn skills to help youth work together as a team to create programs on campus and complete service learning projects in their community. Learn how to collaborate with other providers to create highly engaging and widely attended student-run programs.
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Career Development

Help Them Get to Work! Creating an Effective Internship Program for High School Students: This workshop will walk participants through the process of establishing an effective youth internship program, including identifying possible internship placements, setting goals and objectives for the program and provide sample handouts, including a manual for interns as well as internship supervisors.
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Career Exploration: Imagining Your Future: This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to explore their skills, interests, assets, and goals, and use this information to identify the types of professions they would like to pursue. Youth are introduced to an array of factors, ranging from salary and benefits to the types of people and environments they might prefer, and encouraged to weigh these factors as they consider different positions. Data on the educational background and requirements for various professions, and information on the fields with the greatest growth and opportunity for employment will be presented. Participants will also receive tips on how to conduct informational interviews, find out how to break into a particular field, and apply for a job.
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Workplace Readiness I: Getting to Know Your Job and Your Colleagues: This workshop aims to help youth prepare for the work environment by offering practical ideas for how to get ready for the first day and start off on the right foot. Youth are given tips on how to get to know co-workers and clientele (such as younger children), and will spend time considering how their non-verbal and verbal communication – such as body language, tone of voice, and appearance - will set the tone for these relationships. Exercises and activities are provided that help youth define their roles and responsibilities, identify the skills they will need to apply and/ or develop, locate the resources available to help them at their work site, and set goals and appropriate expectations for themselves.
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Workplace Readiness II: Communicating Professionally and Managing Your Time: Professionalism and time management are two key components for success in the workplace. In this workshop, participants will explore what it means to behave professionally and will have an opportunity to put these skills to practice through fun, interactive games and exercises. Topics will include how to get along with co-workers, positive body language, and effective listening. Using their workplace experiences to date, youth will also discuss strategies for managing their time effectively, such as what factors to consider when planning for an appointment, and consider how to apply these ideas and concepts in real life. Specific suggestions for how to manage time when working with children will be provided.
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Getting to Work I: Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Creating a strong resume and cover letter are the first steps towards landing a job interview. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of resume formats and help them choose the one that best fits them. Participants will learn what a cover letter is and how to write one that gets results. Other examples of professional writing, such thank you notes and business letters, will also be discussed. Best of all, participants will walk away with their own working drafts of a resume and cover letter.
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Getting to Work II: Job Hunting and Interviewing Techniques for Winners: Finding the job you want is a tough task. You won’t get the job you want if you don’t know where to look; and you definitely won’t get the job you want if you can’t pass an interview. This workshop will give you many winning strategies for your future job hunts and interviews. Dealing with nervousness and effective strategies for answering the toughest interview questions are among the topics covered in this workshop, to help you to get the jobs that you want.
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Sciences & Engineering

Temescal is currently looking for experienced practitioners/trainers in this area. Please contact us with any interest.

Health and Wellness

Creating a Teen Pregnancy Program: This workshop helps program leaders envision and create effective programs for pregnant youth and young parents in your afterschool program.  Provide youth with programs that connect them to community resources, parenting workshops and more.
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Health Education: Making Healthy Choices: Learning how to take care of your mental and physical health is an essential part of being a reliable and productive member of a team. During this workshop, participants explore how diet, exercise, stress, smoking, self-esteem, and other health-related factors can affect their ability to function in the workplace and in life. Youth are encouraged to consider ways to improve their own health and set personal health goals. Participants will also examine what factors contribute to a healthy workplace and brainstorm ways to improve their work environment.
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