We understand that parents are indeed the child's first teacher; however, educators, youth workers, coaches, mentors...anyone who comes into contact with a child plays a very integral role in shaping the child's view of the world and of themselves. For Beyond the Gap, this role is one that is often neglected in youth development; therefore, we have included seminars, workshops and conferences that focus on enhancing the knowledge of youth workers so they are better able to support the African American youth. We focus on the development of skills for personnel working primarily with African American youth in schools and community youth organizations. Participants are leaders of the organizations which also include board members, youth workers, coaches, teachers, school leaders and support staff.
Some of the areas covered in our seminars and workshops are:
Our workshops provide strategies for the effective teaching of African American youth. They are also designed to inform and to lay the groundwork for transformative learning, a change in perception.
Be warned...necessary uncomfortable conversations will occur during most of these workshops. Engaging in them and not retreating is a sign of growth which will ultimately lead to transformation.
We will also customize curriculum to meet your specific professional development needs. To schedule a workshop or for more information, please contact Tamiko Jordan at (317) 721-7503 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.