Since its inception, NAZA has continuously invested in building youth workers’ capacity to provide high-quality programming through free-of-charge trainings in positive youth development, youth program quality assessment, mental health, youth engagement, project-based learning, literacy and more.
The offered professional development opportunities are intentionally five positive youth development principles that Nashville adopted in 2009, as well as to the domains of instructional quality that NAZA tracks through a partnership with the Weikart Center. NAZA trainings are free to all professionals working with youth.
NAZA has provided 1,683 hours of trainings to 394 participants from NAZA-funded and non-NAZA-funded partners on how to deliver high-quality programs, including fostering positive youth development.
Visit https://nashvillez.org/professional-development/ for more information.
- 27th – Training: Structuring Activities for Skill-Building in Afterschool; 10 a.m. – noon;
- 2nd – Afterschool Safety; 9 a.m.- noon; Old Murrell School
- 29th – Great Group Reflections; 10 a.m. – noon; Nashville Technology Council
- 4th – 501 Compliance and Child Abuse in Afterschool; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; MNPS Wellness Center
- 5th – Behavior Management; 9 – 11 a.m.; MNPS Wellness Center
- 7th – Introduction to Positive Youth Development; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Nashville Technology Council
- 8th – Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) Basics; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Nashville Technology Council
- 11th – Youth Mental Health First Aid; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Nashville Technology Council
- 13th – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); 9 a.m. – noon; Nashville Technology Council
- 19th – Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Foundations in Afterschool; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Nashville Technology Council