I Matter, You Matter, We Matter: How to Build a Culture of Bonding and Belonging in your Afterschool Program

Do you find yourself spending more time addressing challenging behaviors than facilitating learning?  Before young people can receive our guidance and support, they must feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. In this workshop, participants will learn practical strategies to promote a culture of caring and deepen bonds among adults and young people in the program. Participants will learn rituals and routines to help foster a safe environment and to celebrate each other, share collective experiences, and hold honest conversations. By creating this culture, we can model to young people that they are valued and that we all can grow stronger through positively addressing our challenges.

This is a popular session we've done for programs including the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley, Intercultural Community Center, Queens Public Library and others!