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10 Ways to Meaningfully Engage Underrepresented Youth, YouthREX

May 28, 2015

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Do you want to foster youth leadership development? Does your organization support youth intitiatives such as internships, youth councils or youth-led/directed programming? Are there some youth you wish you could reach and/or connect with better?
When engaging youth, we often focus on how we can support youth to be prepared and ready to work in organizational settings and/or with adults. But what about adult and organizational preparedness to work with youth?

This webinar will provide valuable insight on how to authentically work with underrepresented, marginalized youth so that you/your organization can effectively develop, inspire and nurture youth leadership and engagement. Based on her extensive experience working with youth from diverse communities, Amy Hosotsuji, Coordinator of the Grassroots Youth Collaborative (, will share her top 10 strategies and key observations on this topic, including reflections and case study examples from individual, organizational, community and systemic contexts.

Amy will also be joined by Rebecca Houwer, YouthREX Central ON Region Hub Manager ( and PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education at York University for a Q&A session. Rebecca will contextualize their discussion using research she conducted on youth leadership and engagement for a Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Research Program, with the support of community partner, For Youth Initiative.

Duane Hall, Events Curator and founding member of Toronto-based grassroots youth organization Spoke N’ Heard  ( will also join Amy and Rebecca, providing a frontline youth worker perspective on the topic at hand.

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