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The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes – Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era: In Conversation with Lay-Up

2020

The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes – Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era: In Conversation with Lay-Up

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This webinar was hosted by YouthREX.

HERE’S HOW THE HOSTS DESCRIBE THIS WEBINAR:

How has COVID-19 affected how youth programs are supporting and working with young people? How are youth programs physically distancing while ensuring social connectedness for youth? How are the needs of youth, families, and communities changing as a result of the pandemic? What challenges and opportunities exist for the youth sector?

YouthREX launched an interactive online conversation series on how the Ontario youth sector is adapting to shifting contexts as a result of COVID-19.

When the pandemic hit, youth programs did not just pack up but continued their relentless search for ways to keep supporting better outcomes for Ontario’s youth!

Each instalment features different youth programs and advocates to explore how they are pivoting their approaches to youth engagement, programming, and advocacy; the issues that are emerging as priorities in their work; the lessons they are learning (and unlearning); and ways they are adapting in real time during this unprecedented period.

This conversation, co-hosted by Kathe Rogers (YouthREX’s Knowledge Exchange Manager) and Cyril Cromwell (YouthREX’s Learning and Development Manager), featured Chris Penrose, Program Director, and Micaëlla Riché, Basketball Operations Manager, from Lay-Up. Learn how Lay-Up is offering youth the benefits of a sports program in an online setting.

Lay-Up is a community-based basketball program designed for children and youth (6-14) of all skill levels. Their programs are delivered year-round in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. They provide high-quality programming led by certified coaches with a 7:1 coach to participant ratio. Lay-Up‘s commitment to providing experiences, activities, and learning opportunities off-the-court is embedded in the culture of basketball. Follow Lay-Up on Twitter and Instagram.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2020, July 21). The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes – Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era: In Conversation with Lay-Up (Webinar Recording) on Vimeo [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/440397682

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