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Sandra Naughton

Policy & Planning Manager of Education

SF Dept of Children, Youth & Their Families

1390 Market St, Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554- 9518

Apply to join the 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort!

The 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort is FREE professional development for staff from community-based organizations that directly work with teens in San Francisco. Through twice-monthly day-long workshops, the cohort is an intensive training that will cover topics such as: Preparing for Youth Leadership, Skill-Development for Youth Leaders, Engaging Multiple Intelligences, Youth-led Service Learning, and Program Evaluation.

Each training will utilize both best-practices in youth empowerment as well as peer-learning and reflective practice. Additionally, each cohort member will develop an individualized work plan that will lead engage youth leaders to develop a youth-led project in their respective programs/agencies in Fall 2012. Select members may also qualify for individualized coaching to meet work plan goals.

Cohort Training Dates

January 24, 31

February 14, 28

March 13, 27

April 10, 24

May 8, 22

June 12, 26

Application Criteria Must work for a 501(c)3 non-profit agency based in San Francisco Must work directly with youth from San Francisco Current job responsibilities must include program planning, development, and/or program delivery and service provision Interest in increasing youth voice/leadership in programs

CLICK HERE to download the application or visit Applications are due on Friday, January 20, 2012. Please submit questions and completed applications to Bryant Tan, Youth Empowerment Fund Manager at




SF Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families

1390 Market Street, Suite 900 | San Francisco | CA 94102

phone 415-557-6727 | fax 415-554-8965 |


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