November 03, 2016
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:On October 28, 2016, YouthREX hosted a Provincial Exchange for over 175 youth sector stakeholders. Dr. Sean Lessard was a featured keynote speaker, sharing this talk, titled: "Red Worn Runners: Exploring the potential and possibilities within youth both in and outside school places." Dr. Lessard is an Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Alberta. He is a Woodland Cree from Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan.
Positive Youth Development: A Core Foundation for Creating Leadership Opportunities for Marginalized Youth in Urban Communities
March 09, 2016
Developed from the report Changing Leaders, Leading Change: A leadership development model for marginalized youth in urban communities by Rebecca Houwer, YouthREX's Knowledge Exchange Manager Positive Youth Development is a framework that recognizes the internal and external assets of youth development by focusing on an individual’s strengths rather than their deficits. Rather than view youth as “risks” or “problems”, PYD seeks to empower and acknowledge existing assets of youth that lead to positive pro-social outcomes while evaluating systemic barriers which limit this process. Here's a...
September 27, 2015
This factsheet was developed by the Harvard Family Research Project and the National Conference of State Legislatures Expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) offer structured learning environments outside the traditional school day, through before- and after-school; summer; and extended-day, -week or -year programs. They provide a range of enrichment and learning activities in various subjects including arts; civic engagement; and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They also offer academic support, mentoring and more. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet:...