May 16th Webinar: Sustaining the Transformative Power of the OST Workforce
May 4, 2023
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 1:00pm ET, NIOST Research Associate Elizabeth Starr will facilitate a live webinar featuring authors from the recent volume The Heartbeat of the Youth Development Field: Professional Journeys of Growth, Connection, and Transformation in which curated personal narratives written by youth workers shine a light on the intricate connections between research and practice, touching upon both the vulnerability and triumph of youth development work.
In this webinar, hosted by Afterschool Alliance, hear from youth development professionals and researchers about how youth workers’ lived experiences inspire their ability to build the relationships that are the foundation of positive and healthy youth development. From relationships comes engagement, and from engagement, transformation—centered in equity, inclusion, and belonging. No one is better able to advocate for these truths than the professionals who work with young people to bring positive change to their lives, their communities, and our world.
Come learn strategies to sustain the ability of OST workers to create transformation, and hear about recent data and insights on the workforce and direction forward.