The Becoming Champions for Change: Navigator Learning Series is a sequence of self-paced e-training designed specifically for Navigators, who include parents, teachers, counselors, or any other adult helping young people navigate their path. Navigators who complete this course will receive a grounding in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) definitions. Then, they will engage in high-level activities connecting DE&I with communication, culture, and empathy. Through eModules and facilitated sessions, Navigators will engage in activities that introduce and explore culture, encourage respectful conversation, and inspire meaningful reflection and learning. Navigators who complete this learning series will also receive a grounding in facilitation best practices, classroom management, and conflict resolution.
The Becoming Champions for Change: Youth Learning Series is a sequence of self-paced e-training designed specifically for youth. Learners who complete this course will receive a grounding in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) definitions. Then, they will engage in high-level activities connecting DE&I with communication, culture, and empathy. Through eModules and facilitated sessions, youth will engage in activities that introduce and explore culture, encourage respectful conversation, and inspire meaningful reflection and learning. This workshop series is designed to provide youth with a safe space to discuss DE&I-related topics with their Navigators.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has developed a list of 8 key career readiness competencies that individuals can use as guidelines to prepare for success in the world of work. A competency is the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. Being career ready means that you have these skills or core competencies and can apply them in real world work scenarios as you manage your career over time. Read Becoming Career Ready for a snapshot of each of these competencies and ways in which you can enhance and advance your development of each.
FHI360’s Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship program offers employers the opportunity to recruit and train employees while giving back to the community and filling their talent pipeline. YDPA targets both existing professionals and opens options for new professionals with lived experience in the communities they serve. Occupations include youth service intake counselors, outreach workers, or justice reentry case workers among others.
FHI 360 has launched the Post-Release Employment Program (PREP) to fast-track participants from behind bars to employment within six weeks. Participants complete two-thirds or more of the employment training pre-release with expedited connection to employers upon graduation. PREP is designed to respond to the critical needs and challenges of individuals returning from jails or prison into their communities.
Restorative, or humanizing language, removes stereotypes and labels and shows solidarity and support to people and communities impacted by a variety of circumstances. Through this guide, we encourage our clients and partners to support and lead change.
In 2021 FHI 360 began a collaborative project with the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, to test a replicable 360 model designed to enhance the career and technical educational program offerings for teachers within Michigan juvenile justice facilities and potentially juvenile facilities throughout the nation. FHI 360’s technical assistance specialists in justice, education, workforce, community development, and research and evaluation, provided four hours of comprehensive and responsive training and technical assistance to 34 teachers and direct service staff at four Michigan juvenile justice facility schools. Learn more about how educational programs offered in facilities reduce recidivism and improve employment outcomes.
Follow FHI 360’s STEM2D Coach and Bridge to Employment youth as they demonstrate the science behind making one of everyone’s favorite treats- ice cream! Host an event with your students where they can learn all about chemistry and how different states of matter are important in the ice cream making process.
This highlights the work and success of NIWL programming in 2020.
This document provides a brief overview of NIWL’s capabilities as it relates to pivoting in person conferences to engaging virtual events