Youth Passageways 2017 Digital Workshop Series

The Youth Passageways 2017 Digital Workshop Series is designed to offer a window into concepts and skills that can help our partner base expand and maintain the way they hold their work. This series is designed and facilitated by partners for partners and will expand over the coming months and years. Below you will find the 2017 webinar offerings. To learn more, view the recordings & resources, simply click on the webinar and follow the prompts.

Currency and Ceremony: Funding and Rites of Passage in Transition Times

Money can be a tricky thing. For many devoted to affecting change in the lives of young people, in communities, and in society as a whole, questions of legitimacy and funding are perpetually at the forefront. What to charge for programs, how to tell the story of one’s work in a way that inspires donors, and the right budgetary proportion of both, are not simple questions. They bring forth deeply held beliefs and values and can evoke strong emotions and even conflict. Doing one’s work in today’s economic paradigm can prove deeply frustrating and sometimes even impossible. As a collective movement, mobilizing resources on behalf of our young people is a talent we must cultivate, one often complicated by widely held assumptions about money that ultimately undermine the vision we share.

Ritual and Routine: A Dialogue on the Tension Between Doing & Being

It’s no coincidence we often use the word ‘calling’ to describe what has led many of us to do transformational work. Some of us are blessed to work alongside intentionally organized communities with initiated peers and mentors; others work in relative isolation. Whatever the case, a hallmark of this field is the giving over of oneself to the emotional and interpersonal energy required to create a container that can truly hold what it needs to. In so doing, there often arises a tension between the effort that goes into holding ritual and ceremony for others, and how it shows up in our daily lives, as individuals, parents, or community members. Join YPW Stewardship Council member Ramon Parish and YPW Director/Broom Pusher Dane Zahorsky for an interactive panel discussion in which they offer some of their personal experiences, lay out a bit of what they’ve found, and then open things up for a council-style dialogue