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Dynamic Training For Middle and High School Professionals Interested in Improving Their School Climate and Empowering Youth

November 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Leadership Through Adventure Logo

What You’ll Learn

How to adapt adventure education activities to be effective learning tools to address substance misuse and other challenging social behaviors, share program ideas and specific activities that can be effectively integrated into any classroom setting. Using an activity -based approach for teaching social skills has long been proven to be an effective method for changing behaviors and creating positive group norms.

  • How to establish group norms that support and encourage a positive environment.
  • Ways to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of your program’s goals
  • Successful methods for engaging students in a fun and productive manner to address challenging social issues
  • Methods for incorporating appropriate activities into an existing curriculum

YLTA is an evidence based experiential youth development program designed for middle & high school students. It aims to develop the social and emotional competence that facilitates youths’ resistance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Objectives By the end of the training, attendees will have the knowledge to create and advise Middle & High school YLTA groups in their own school and fully implement the program with fidelity to the model. Participants will: Learn about the core components of YLTA; Learn strategies for implementation; Discuss fidelity as related to implementation; Be introduced to experiential education, environmental prevention strategies and service learning as related to the YLTA model; Participate in and learn about culturally relevant programming; Experience an evidence-based approach to group development; Learn how YLTA is being implemented at other sites; Explore the implementation readiness of your community.

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