Breaking the Cycle of White Supremacy Culture in Youth Work

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Great energy and passion from the speaker. Appreciated the reframing of our roles in perpetuating white supremacy."

"So good. I have several pages of notes. So many good items shared today. Donte made me think in new ways."

"This will help me focus on listening better and help me empower my kids to take leadership roles."

Your Training Description

Uncover and challenge the pervasive influence of white supremacy culture in organizations. Recognize the damaging characteristics that operate as unnoticed norms, hindering diversity and inclusion. This training guides you to overcome biases, confront harmful beliefs, and disrupt systemic oppression within institutions. By naming desired cultural norms, you take the first step toward a truly inclusive organization, fostering positive change. Energize your commitment to equity, break the cycle of socialization, and reframe perspectives on behavioral change. Discover achievable actions for internal work, creating a collective impact for greater equity in serving young people.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the Cycle of Socialization and how to break it
  • Reflect deeply on how white supremacy is showing up in your life and affecting your work with young people
  • Harness your power and influence within the system and your organization
  • Identify a habit you have changed quickly and reframe how we change habits
  • Look for ways to stop causing harm and create new habits for greater equity in youth work

Your Trainer


Donte Curtis is the Owner/Lead Consultant of Catch Your Dream Consulting where he mentors, inspires, and trains individuals and teams, nationwide. He focuses on leadership development, racial equity, entrepreneurship, public speaking, and making effective change. And he supports them to excel in their dreams and create practical change. With over 12 years of facilitation and speaking experience, Donte is skilled at fostering the collective wisdom in the room and creates space to make sure everyone's voice is heard. Donte lives a life that is dedicated to leadership, social justice, and liberation. He is probably one of the most energetic people you will ever meet. Donte resides in Saint Paul, MN with his wife Rachel, and two dogs, King and Moose.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT.

You'll raise your awareness to appreciate diversity, foster equity, ensure inclusion, recognize and address bias and prejudice, and cultivate respect for all cultures.

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