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Speaking and Workshops

 

Unpacking Identities: Exploring the Impact of Staff Experiences on Youth (2020)

Association of Science and Technology Centers

A 4-hr workshop where participants developed an understanding of power, privilege, and oppression and how they are manifested within their programs and interactions with their students while also unpacking their own fears and experiences. Participants analyzed their program structures for instances of issue and worked collaboratively to develop strategies for making programmatic changes within their institutions to increase capacities to engage and serve the multiple identities of their young people.

The Whole Young Person: Social Emotional Learning in Youth Development (2019)

Association of Science and Technology Center

This session discussed how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and cultural competency training have been integrated into a variety of youth programs, and discuss the lessons learned and benefits observed. Participants explored what they are already doing in their programs that support the development of youth in their communities, and areas where their programs can grow to become more inclusive of social, emotional and cultural learning.

Keynote Speaker (2018)

CUNY Service and Cultural Corps Culminating Event

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Panelist (2018)

CUNY Arts and Civic Sector Panel

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Panelist (2018)

Bridging the Education to Career-Ready Divide hosted by Carlyle Global Partners and Opportunity Network

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New Strategies for New Faces: Recruiting Students that Reflect the Diversity of NYC (2017)

New York City Museum Educator Roundtable

This session provided attendees the opportunity to explore challenges facing institutions in attracting diverse students and discuss successes and failures of the various approaches undertaken by institutions

A Fresh Look: How Teens and Young Adults can be the Face of Your Institution (2016)

Association of Science and Technology Centers

In an engaging panel and breakout discussion session we shared how teens and young adults can be positively disruptive forces at institutions, how youth provide unique opportunities to reach broader audiences, develop long-lasting relationships, and provide fresh perspectives on existing and current exhibitions and programs.

We Want You! The Targeted Recruitment of Youth (2016)

Association of Science and Technology Centers

Participants gained insights into how to make programming appealing to teens, what techniques and methods work when talking to teens about programs, and how to overcome the barriers to youth recruitment.

Teen Councils, Committees, and Advisory Groups: Methods and Models to Fit Your Needs (2016)

New York City Museum Educator Roundtable

This session focused on a spectrum of successful council models, and helped participants create or refine a model that will work best with their institutional needs and capacities. The session  incorporated theory/best practices, and practical tools, and suggestions for advocating for youth councils within one’s organization.