City Wide Trainings
Our Salem, Our Kids and Mass Mentoring Partnership
Our Salem, Our Kids has connected with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) to build a community that values empowering youth adult relationships and recognizes they are critical to the success of our young people. Research shows that the presence of these relationships give young people the connection and confidence to make them more likely to stay in school, go on to college and avoid risky behaviors. MMP is offering training and technical assistance to help youth serving organizations, stakeholders and the community at large to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make these relationships happen. MMP is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves hundreds of mentoring programs and youth development organizations statewide supporting thousands of youth in mentoring relationships.
October 13 & 20 train-the-trainer workshop for youth serving organizations
The goal of these train-the-trainer workshops is to improve and enhance the capacity of youth serving practitioners in creating meaningful and impactful relationships with young people, relationships that support young people to thrive and communities to be resilient and vibrant.
The first training was a two-part train-the-trainer program for youth serving organizations. It took place on Friday, October 13th and Friday October 20th from 9am - 12pm in Ames Hall at the Salem Y. Leaders from 13 youth serving organizations participated in the training including: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, Camp Fire North Shore, Essex Heritage, For Kids Only Afterschool, Kestrel Educational Adventures, LEAP for Education, North Shore Community Health Center, North Shore Youth Career Center, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Sound Coastwatch, Salem Y, and United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley. The training participants have led trainings at their own organizations for more than 130 of their direct service staff to further develop their skills in regard to building relationships with youth.
February 15 train-the-trainer workshop for youth serving organizations
The second train-the trainer workshop took place on Thursday, February 15th from 9:00-2:00 at The Salvation Army. Youth-serving professionals from 9 youth serving organizations participated in the workshop led by Beth Fraster from Mass Mentoring Partnership: Children's Friend & Family, Citizens Inn, HAWC, High Rock North Shore, North Shore CDC - YouthBuild, Pathways for Children, Root, Salem Public Library, and The Salvation Army. The training participants are currently planning to lead trainings at their own organizations for their direct service staff.
This work is generously supported by United Way, Salem State University and UMass Lowell.