Fostering a Culture of Youth Work That Matters to Young People


Strengthen and improve youth program quality with tools and strategies presented by Wilder’s youth leadership development program staff

Individual/Small Nonprofits - $75
School Districts/Large Nonprofits - $100
Foundations & Institutional Funders - $150

Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

About this workshop:

How youth workers show up and their practices matter to young people. Come learn from Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) youth leaders as they share their insights on program characteristics, culture and youth worker mindsets that are important to young people. YLI staff will share tools, strategies and practices that can transform your youth development programs. Participants will get a chance to discuss and apply these lessons to strengthen and improve the quality of their youth programming.

What participants will learn:

  1. Understanding of youth work practices that matter to young people
  2. New ways of thinking, being and doing with youth
  3. Tools, strategies and practices to strengthen and improve your youth program.

Who should attend:

  • Youth Workers
  • Program Managers
  • Funders
  • Intermediary Organizations

We believe that anyone can be a caring adult and help foster and culture of youth work that matters from any seat.

Registration and tickets are on a sliding fee scale:

We are trying to make this training accessible and affordable to everyone. If your organization is paying your way, or you can afford to do so as an individual, please select a higher price option.

This workshop will be co-lead by adults and youth mentors. Youth mentors are young people in a youth program who are past participants and have been peer-nominated to return to lead the program in partnership with adults. They are actively involved in decision making, peer mentoring, designing and facilitating activities in the program.

Questions about this training or our Youth Leadership Initiative, please contact Nou Yang at or click here to visit our website to learn more about YLI.

Questions about registration, please contact Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence at

Presented By

Nou Yang Senior Director of Community Leadership Programs and Consultant for Youth Leadership Development at Wilder Foundation
Senior Director, Community Leadership Programs

Event Location

Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104