Journeys in Youth Development

Journeys in Youth Development

Youth work is a sacred opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of children and youth. In a new publication from Information Age Publishing (IAP), curated and edited by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), personal narratives written by youth workers shine a light on the intricate connections between research and practice, touching upon both the vulnerability and triumph of youth development work. In this podcast series, youth workers read excerpts from their essays, and share how youth workers’ lived experiences inspire the ability to build the relationships that are the foundation of positive and healthy youth development. From relationships comes engagement, and from engagement, transformation—centered in equity, inclusion, and belonging. No one is better able to advocate for these truths than the professionals who found themselves—by whatever means—working with young people to bring positive change to their lives, their communities, and our world. The Heartbeat of the Youth Development Field: Professional Journeys of Growth, Connection, and Transformation is now available. Order copies for your organization today!

Episodes

April 10, 2023 24 mins

In the fourth episode of the series, Georgia talks to Terrance Cauley, senior director in the Department of Youth, Family, and Clinical Services at Better Family Life Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Terrance highlights the importance of offering historically marginalized Black youth opportunities for self-definition, and discusses how he does this through his work in out-of-school time programming.

Terrance reads from his essay “Knowin...

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In this third episode of the podcast, Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) hosts Brittany Jacobs, Library Director at the Burlington Public Library in Iowa, and Edward Franklin, President and CEO of Voice of Hope Ministries in Texas. Brittany and Edward talk about the essays they contributed to the book, which explore the relationship building that allows OST programs to go beyond sh...

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In this episode of the Journeys in Youth Development podcast, Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), talks with Amy Franks and Devan Blackwell about their essays in the book, The Heartbeat of the Youth Development Field: Professional Journeys of Growth, Connection, and Transformation. Both of their essays explore the ways in which youth development experiences can transform lives, and...

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In the first episode of the podcast series Journeys in Youth Development, host Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), talks to Marisela Montoya, chief program officer at Foundation Communities in Austin, TX, and Kourtney Andrada, senior director of school-based programs at Girls Inc. of Alameda County in Oakland, CA. Marisela reads several excerpts from her essay “Sweet Spot,” about h...

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