CREATING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES for Nebraska’s Community Well-Being and Connected Youth Initiative
Creating Inclusive Communities is designed to examine and break down the stereotypes, myths, and barriers among diverse identities – a critical first step in the blueprint for building an inclusive community-based prevention culture that reflects mutual trust, acceptance, and respect of all members of the community. This is achieved through trusted and authentic youth-adult partnership. This plan contains a pipeline of workshops and programs for both community partners and young leaders which purposefully build on each other to create a sustainable, inclusive movement in communities.
Workshop participants will develop a deeper understanding of racial, ethnic, religious, and other cultural diversity while building relational and conflict management skills necessary for driving interpersonal and institutional changes in their own communities.
- Community collaborative participants will engage in four (4) 2-hour (total hours = 8) virtual workshops hosted via Zoom
- Community youth and young adult leaders will engage in one (1) 8-hour (total hours = 8) workshop hosted via Zoom
- Each community identifies:
- Up to (12) collaborative partners to engage in the series of workshops and commit to ongoing community-based conversations following the workshop (anticipated total time commitment = 8 hours of workshop + at least 2 hours per month of ongoing leadership)
- In partnership with Connected Youth Initiative statewide leadership, selects up to (5) young leaders to participate in the youth-focused workshop and commit to ongoing community-based conversations following the workshop (anticipated total time commitment = 8 hours of workshop + at least 2 hour per month of ongoing leadership)
Each community can register up to 12 adults and up to 5 young people.
Deadline for registration: March 15, 2021
****Youth and young adults will receive $200 stipend following participation in the entire workshop.