Watch how educators experience our interactive professional development and use our story-based approach to build the social, emotional, and literacy skills of the teens they serve.
Unique Story-Based Approach
Our award-winning programs help educators and youth workers become more effective at building the skills teens need to succeed in school and life.
The heart of our programs are real stories by teens that reveal the complexity of youth experiences. By reading and discussing these stories, students will explore how they can manage their own challenges and emotions.
The fully developed sessions and professional development help group leaders facilitate purposeful discussions, and boost the social and emotional skills of their students.
Our curriculum programs include
Comprehensive curriculum guide
Anthologies of true stories by teens
Four-part professional development session for educators
To support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our professional development can be conducted remotely.
YOUTH VOICE • MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPORT
Middle School Social & Emotional Learning
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Help teens strengthen the skills they need to navigate middle school
Support your students’ growth in responsible decision-making
Resisting peer pressure• Benefits of moderation (rather than all-or-nothing thinking)• Maintaining responsible boundaries with others• Impact of society and prejudice on decision-making• Advocating for change
Youth Communication also offers experiential, robust professional development to help teachers connect to their students and help them build the strong relationships that are the foundation of learning.
Customized Teacher Mindset/Professional Development workshops give educators a deeper understanding of:
Supportive practices that foster positive racial/ethnic and gender identity development, including culturally responsive education.
Unique needs of youth of color and LGBTQ+ identified youth.
Impact of immigration, systemic racism, and experience with homelessness and foster care.
Trauma-informed practices and how to support the mental health needs of all youth.