Light the Future: Youth Council Members Grow as Leaders at the Beacon National Conference

Light the Future: Youth Council Members Grow as Leaders at the Beacon National Conference

In May, YDI’s My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Youth Council had the opportunity to present at the Beacon National Conference in San Francisco, California. This was a unique opportunity for our Council members to embrace discomfort, and develop and strengthen their public speaking and communication skills.

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From Fellows to Facilitators: Practicing Youth Leadership

From Fellows to Facilitators: Practicing Youth Leadership

On May 11th, YDI’s Public Allies, Kiera Schaindlin and Kat Figurelli, facilitated a training around Youth-Adult partnerships at the Department of Community and Youth Development’s (DYCD) annual Youth Leadership Summit. With a focus on civic engagement, the Summit was a unique opportunity for adults and young people to come together to support and highlight NYC youth leaders taking initiative in their communities.

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YDI and Flourish Agenda Promote “Radical Healing” for Youth Practitioners

YDI and Flourish Agenda Promote “Radical Healing” for Youth Practitioners

YDI is proud to have partnered with Flourish Agenda to co-host their first Radical Healing Retreat on the East Coast. Based in Oakland, California, Flourish Agenda and their leader, Shawn Ginwright, are on a mission to engage and heal young people of color and unleash their potential. The Retreat was an opportunity to bring together youth development professionals to introduce them to the Flourish Agenda framework and experience deeply its core concept of radical healing.

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The State of the Youth Development 2018

The State of the Youth Development 2018

On April 18, 2018, YDI, in partnership with the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Algorhythm and Youth Inc., hosted a conference at CUNY for youth development practitioners and policymakers.  The conference—The State of Youth Development in New York City 2018—sought to gauge the current state of the field and bring together youth development professionals to brainstorm ideas and get inspired to build more just and equitable programs that address the issues that concern young people the most.


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