What We Bring: White Youth Workers in Communities of Color


May 13, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
May 14, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm


Urban College of Boston
2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

The BEST Initiative (Building Exemplary Systems of Training for Youth Workers)

2 Days, May 13th and 14th


Training Fee: $175pp

(no scholarships available)

In partnership with: Lori Lobenstine, DS4SI

Good youth work requires a strong sense of self on the part of the youth worker, but all too often, whiteness is awkward for white youth workers (and youth) to talk about.  This 10-hour training will offer participants room to talk about the challenges of addressing, confronting and embracing their identities as white youth workers, their reasons for working in communities of color, and what they can’t and shouldn’t bring to the work.  Scenarios and other interactive tools will be used to help explore what best practices are in terms of talking with youth about race, addressing power dynamics, building alliances with youth workers of color, and sharing approaches and tools to help navigate challenges that come up in this work.


Registration fee: 

Training Fee: $175pp

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning