We invite interested people to attend the first TARE meeting on October 12th 2010. You can download the event flyer here.
This is a draft document meant as a discussion starter as we work together to form TARE
The Chicago Youth Worker/Adult Ally Training and Resource Exchange (TARE) is a space where individuals who empower youth (ages 12-22) to develop leadership skills and socio-political consciousness can share their work, support each other’s continued learning, and provide emotional support to one another.
- Quarterly meetings of 30 – 50 youth workers in Chicago
- Peer led modeling and sharing of curriculum units and activities which empower youth to develop leadership skills and socio-political consciousness
- Dialogue and conversation around critical issues and questions related to youth development work and the role of Adult Allies
- Exchange and sharing of youth development best practices
- Networking for youth development professionals in Chicago
- Technical assistance and support to do PD and skill sharing with youth workers to partner with young people to reduce and prevent violence
- Participants will build strong relationships with one another, creating a formal network of youth development professionals in Chicago which breaks down isolation and allows for an ongoing sharing of best practices
- Through focusing on… (TBD content areas….i.e. evaluation of youth programs, addressing youth violence, etc.) participants will increase their professional capacity
- A safe space to process, discuss common successes and challenges, and find emotional support