Supporting Youth in Life Transitions, Career Exploration, and Workforce Navigation

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Great engagement & real life examples! Love the toolkit so much!"

"The content of the presentation, but also the resources shared and web links to further our work were SO helpful."

"I loved this training and was able to take away many different new approaches when it comes to goal setting with the youth I work with."

Your Training Description

Young people will encounter many life transition points as they develop. Facing those transitions, a young person can feel excited and scared all at the same time. They need confidence to explore options and opt into the workforce in ways that work for them. This training is relevant to anyone working with middle school and high school aged youth. You'll learn to provide non-judgmental support, share valuable resources, and tackle common challenges, including addressing inequities in underserved communities.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Identify resources for exploring career pathways for all ages
  • Learn conversation starters and probing questions to help youth develop critical thinking in the workforce
  • Be able to summarize action planning strategies to support transitional phases for young people
  • Explore common pitfalls young people experience in the workforce or pathway exploration

Your Trainer

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Sarah Lewandowski has a passion for community building, storytelling, and bright colors. She currently serves as the Manager of Curriculum & Training for Genesys Works and focuses on providing learning and development opportunities to underserved students. Previously, Sarah has worked with college women across the country on personal and professional development while focusing on a holistic approach to personal growth. She received her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University where she studied psychology and studio art and developed her interest in elevating the stories of those around her. She then went on to pursue her Master of Education with a focus on community engagement and culturally sustaining pedagogy. In her free time, Sarah is a yoga teacher and artist focusing on the relationship between mental health and creativity.

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: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.

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