Facilitator Training for Engaging Youth for Positive Change

Sponsored by the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) University of Illinois School of Social Work

Wednesday, August 10, 9-3:00
Lunch provided

University of Illinois Extension
DuPage County Office
1100 E Warrenville Road, Suite 170
Naperville, IL

This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.

Engaging Youth for Positive Change empowers young people to work with local governing bodies to adopt policies that create healthier communities.

The EYPC Program is ideal for a short-term (semester or school year length) school extracurricular activity or for established youth groups working in communities that desire to pass a local ordinance or policy that brings about positive local policy change. EYPC involves youth directly in this community-based change effort and uses this change opportunity as a “teachable moment” for youth civic engagement.

EYPC can help teachers and their students meet the newly established “Service Learning” requirement that applies to all incoming 9th grade students in the Fall of 2016 (and subsequent high school grade levels over the next 4 years).

EYPC is targeted to youth ages 13-18, and trains facilitators to guide youth in identifying the change they or their community desires, in learning about the workings of local governing bodies, and to engage friends, neighbors, and business leaders in their efforts, and to communicate with elected officials.

Become a trained facilitator now! We offer great incentives including:

•       Travel stipends available for all participants
•       Reimbursement for substitute teachers (if needed)
•       Six professional development hours for teachers.

Please go to the EYPC website for more information and to register.  Registration closes on August 5th.

If you have any questions about EYPC or our upcoming facilitator training, contact Scott Hays at: 217-244-2616 or sphays@illinois.edu