For Direct Service Providers: A Trauma Informed Approach to Working with Opportunity Youth

This online course offers an introduction to the concept of trauma-informed care for adults who serve young people impacted by the justice system and foster care systems as well as those from historically underserved communities. It features a curriculum and resources developed by The RightWay Foundation in Los Angeles.

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BTE Volunteer Training: Working With Youth

The Working with Youth eModule is an orientation and training module designed for Johnson & Johnson local operating company employees who are new to the Bridge to Employment program and will be working with youth. Key concepts introduced include adolescent brain development, positive youth development, effective communication, and relationship-building practices. This introductory eModule is followed by an in-person training with FHI 360 specialists who will explore each topic in greater detail.

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Adolescent Brain Development

This eModule explores the adolescent brain and provides an in depth understanding, along with tips and tools that youth mentors can use to guide and support the attainment of a young person’s goals. Also available in Spanish

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WiSTEM2D Youth Programs Orientation

This eModule provides a general overview of Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM2D initiative, the STEM2D philosophy, and general roles and responsibilities.

It is designed for mentors, site coordinators and program partners of the the global Johnson &Johnson funded WiSTEM2D program.

WiSTEM2D Volunteer Training

This eModule helps volunteers/youth navigators spark STEM2D enchantment and excitement among girls, tell their story, engage girls, and facilitate group dynamics.

WiSTEM2D Team Lead Training

This eModule helps team leads understand their role in the WiSTEM2D initiative, provides practical planning advice, including how to register the event with Talent for Good, select the venue and student activity, and recruit volunteers. It also reviews the data collection process and STEM2D resources available to team leads.

Live Event! Sparking Girls’ Interest in STEM²D Careers

Angela Shenton (Sr. Director, IT Procurement, Johnson & Johnson) and Lisa Johnson (Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI360) co-hosted this STEM2D Live Event, which explored the importance of engaging and mentoring girls along STEM²D career paths. Brenda Okereke (Rutgers University School of Engineering student) and Gloria Candelario Hossri (J&J volunteer mentor) shared their experiences working together in the J&J Bridge to Employment Program. Teshell Ponteen Green (FHI360 Technical Officer) also led participants through two STEM²D activities during the episode.

STEM2D Student Activities Series Overview

The STEM2D Student Activities series includes interactive and fun, hands-on activities for girls and young women, ages 12–18, globally. All activities are aligned with research-based theory and the STEM2D philosophy. This guide helps youth navigators (individuals working with young people) select and implement the activities.

Go to STEM2D.org to see all STEM2D Student Activities and Ignite! activities.

Work and Learning Success Plan

This individual success plan template, created through youth-adult partnership, can be used to encourage and motivate young people and the adults they work with in creating a plan for personal, social, and economic success.

Compass Rose Collaborative Fact Sheet

The Compass Rose Collaborative works to improve the education and employment outcomes of young adults after their involvement in the U.S. criminal justice system. This fact sheet is an overview of the collaborative’s community partners, key data and highlights of evaluation results.