Advancing Youth Development Training, is an intensive 4 day professional development opportunity for community youth workers who work directly with youth, ages 10 to 24, in school, community or faith-based settings. In Advancing Youth Development (AYD) courses, youth workers learn the necessary tools and skills to better engage and support youth. Youth workers learn how to help youth navigate and use resources, identify their own strengths, and then define and achieve their goals.
Who Can Attend?
Individuals who work in and for organizations operating programs serving youth in Montgomery County Maryland.
Class Size: Only 30 spaces available. Registration will close early if all spaces are filled.
Deadline for submitting your registration is Friday, September 22nd at 12:00PM
You MUST be pre-registered prior to the deadline in order to attend this workshop. Absolutely no exceptions.
Facilitators: Thandor Miller and Syreeta Evans, United Way of the National Capital Area
Thandor Miller Bio:
Thandor Miller is Youth Development Training and Practice Director for the Center for Excellence in Youth Development of the United Way of the National Capital Area, Washington, DC. Mr. Miller delivers Washington’s DC BEST (Building Exemplary Systems of Training) youth development courses, and designs and delivers other related youth development trainings to community based organizations, government agencies, volunteer groups and local youth program stakeholders. Mr. Miller has received highly specialized training from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office.
For more than 15 years, Mr. Miller, a certified Advancing Youth Development (AYD) facilitator, has trained adults who serve youth in settings that include, schools, out of school time programs, community policing programs, youth sports programs, and juvenile justice institutions. Delivery of youth development training to adults working in these settings has given Mr. Miller the experience and knowledge necessary to deliver relevant and practical youth development to adults who provide ancillary services to youth, such as student resource officers, school clerks, receptionists, and custodians. In addition, Mr. Miller has more than thirty years of experience working with young people in the District of Columbia.
Syreeta Evans Bio:
Syreeta Evans is an organization development specialist and master youth development facilitator & practitioner at the Center for Excellence in Youth Development (CEYD). She is also a capacity builder with 10+ years of experience operating in dynamic organizational settings within both nonprofit and for-profit arenas. Syreeta specializes in elevating and innovating organizational development strategies through team development, change management, and program development. She is committed to using her expertise by facilitating processes that support organizations in aligning their premises, principles, and practices with a positive youth development approach.
Syreeta is an effective communicator and highly skilled in multiple environments-public speaking, facilitating workshops of large and small groups, and one-on-one. She has previously served as a Program Director at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and a Senior Program Coordinator at the Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF), where she facilitated and managed a broad range of services to enhance the efficiency of the Student Training Opportunity Program. Syreeta has also served as a youth director at her local church in Prince Georges County, MD where she currently serves as an ordained minister. Syreeta is a graduate of the October 2004 Advancing Youth Development course and a graduate of the January 2006 DC BEST AYD Training of Facilitators. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from American University and she is a board member of the AU/NTL Association.