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)

Heartland College, Normal IL
Thursday, April 21, 9-3:30
Lunch provided

This event is FREE of charge and open to all

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.

Our last training opportunity for this school year will be on Thursday, April 21st at Heartland College in Normal, Illinois.  This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on the next school year by becoming a trained facilitator now! Remember that 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 April 15th.

If you have any questions about EYPC or our upcoming facilitator training, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Scott at: 217-244-2616 or sphays@illinois.edu