FY 2014 Training Calendar
Click on any highlighted course to submit an on-line application during the application period.
Confirmations for acceptance or deferment in the course will be sent via email or by fax (only if email is not provided). Please also note that we will not accept any more than 2-3 individuals from one organization (unless space permits) at a time in order to ensure diversity of participants.
DC BEST Trainings and workshops begin at 9am and end at 4:30pm. The specific location of trainings/workshops are indicated in the acceptance letter, which is emailed to selected participants prior to the start of the training.
|One Day Overview||November 1, 2013||Register Click Here>|
|Creating & Maintaining a Youth Development Culture||November 6, 2013||Register Click Here>|
|NYC (“Gang”) Training
||November 21st, 22nd||Register Click Here>|
|AYD Supervisor’s Training||December 5th, 6th||Register Click Here>|
If you are interested in receiving training for your entire organization or agency, the Trust can arrange for an organizational training. Such a training provides the opportunity for a larger number of staff to be trained in youth development than normally would be accommodated through the regularly scheduled trainings. These are offered by the Trust for a fee and are scheduled based on the Trust’s existing training calendar. Please click here and complete the Youth Development Training Request Form.
*Registration e-mail links will be provided for these courses. The links will be distributed to grantee organizations by the date listed under the “Applications Accepted” Date on the Training Calendar.
**Applications are not required for this course type. Course availability is on a first-come, first served basis. Individuals interested in attending this session should send an email to Syreeta Evans at email@example.com with the course type and date in the subject line along with their name and contact information in the body by the applicable deadline date. In turn, an email will be sent in 24 - 48 business hours to confirm receipt and provide status, acceptance or deferment, in the course. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Evans with questions or concerns.
AYD 30hr Frontline Youth Worker Training (4 days (T-F); 9am-4:30pm)
AYD 15hr Supervising Youth Development Practice (2 days (Th-F); 9am-4:30pm)
AYD 15hr Navigating Youth Culture & the Street Code (2 days; 9am-4:30pm)
AYD One Day Overview (9am-4:30pm)
DCPS Standards Trainings (2 days; 10am-1pm)
Advancing Youth Development
You must have your letter of support/recommendation available to upload as you complete the online application. Your letter of support/recommendation must be a word (without a .docx file extention) or PDF document. Please make sure your letter of support/recommendation is not written on letterhead and is absent of all graphics or your file will not upload successfully.
The 30-hour Advancing Youth Development (AYD) training program is an interactive course that introduces youth workers to the principles and best practices of youth development. It is recommended for youth workers with at least two years of paid experience in working with youth 10-18 years old.
Supervising Youth Development Practice (also known as AYD for Supervisors) is a 15-hour course that introduces supervisors of frontline youth workers to youth development from a managerial perspective.
One-day overview of AYD provides policy makers, funders and other stakeholders with an introduction to the philosophy of youth development and demonstrates what it looks like in practice at the program level.
Navigating Youth Culture
The Navigating Youth Culture training covers issues surrounding youth culture and gang culture particularly for at-risk youth populations. It provides insight into the differences between youth culture and gang culture, and discusses coding and street socialization. As a result of this training, youth workers will better understand the life experiences of youth and the importance of their roles in young people’s lives.
There is a fee associated with the DC BEST Courses (30-Hour Frontline Youth Worker, 15-Hour Supervising Youth Development Practice and 15-Hour Navigating Youth Culture & the Street Code). The cost is $75 per participant for current grantees and $100 per participant for non-grantees. Payment for the class must be submitted with the application. The Trust accepts money orders and company checks only. Once the application is submitted on-line, please mail payments to the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation at 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Attention: Training.
If an applicant is accepted into a class and is not able to attend, a substitute from the same organization will be allowed to attend that session only. If a substitute is not available, the payment cannot be applied to a future class and the applicant will forfeit the payment. If an applicant is not accepted into a class, the payment will refunded within 15 business days of notification.