Training Information

Middle School Foundation Series- Three Part Series 


Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL TRAININGS in the series and complete assignments in between trainings.    

By registering for this training, you are committing to all training session dates. 

Engaging Teens Part 1 

Building a Positive Community with Teens: Laying the Foundation Part 2 

Building a Positive Community with Teens: Meaningful Structure Part 3 


In order to learn, stay engaged, and develop as individuals, teens need a safe, predictable, joyful and inclusive space where they can experience belonging, significance and emotional safety. They also need to feel comfortable taking risks and working with their peers.  

In this three-part series, you will first learn how to engage middle school youth in a way that empowers and motivates them. We’ll explore the adolescent brain and discuss proven methods for developing engaging programs and activities that keep teens coming back. 

Then, you will learn how to create a safe space for teens as they interact with you and with each other. We’ll examine strategies for building connection, fun group activities, and relationship-building meeting structures that will help you to establish a community that promotes positive experiences for teens.  

Engaging Teens 

Training Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Describe the features of adolescent development. 
  2. Identify the four pillars of effective teen engagement. 
  3. Develop a project charter to help guide the process of improving teen engagement. 


Building a Positive Community with Teens: Laying the Foundation 

Training Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Discuss importance of belonging, significance and emotional safety for youth. 
  2. Outline methods involved in establishing a positive community. 
  3. Utilize interactive learning structures and brain breaks that provide opportunities for youth to feel a sense of belonging and significance. 


Building a Positive Community with Teens: Meaningful Structure 

Training Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Explain the Responsive Advisory Meeting structure 
  2. Practice developing Responsive Advisory Meetings as a way to help youth build positive relationships 

Core Competencies Addressed 

Core Knowledge Area – Child/Youth Growth and Development 

1.A3: Promote meaningful engagement, leadership and guidance of the children/youth – Entry Level and Level 2. 

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth 

5.A7: Offer activities that tap into youth’s interests and allow them to make choices based on those interests – Level 2 

5.A8: Apply strategies and best practices to enhance learning and promote engagement during activities – Level 2  

Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum 

3. C1: Build a sense of community and help youth and staff feel like part of a larger community – Level 3 

3. C2: Guide youth in expressing their feelings and asserting themselves in positive ways – Level 3 


PQA SEL Items Addressed 

PBC PQA Scale – IV-Q Supporting Youth Interest 

    IV.Q.2: Provide multiple opportunities for choice 

    IV.Q.3: Support creativity 

PBC PQA Scale – II-E Creating Safe Spaces 

    I.E.1: Foster positive emotional climate 

    I.E.2: Convey warmth and respect 

    I.E.3: Provide support for safe space 

PBC PQA Scale – III-O Cultivating Empathy 

    III.O.1: Structure activity for sharing and listening 

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CEU Information

Upon successful completion of this training series and follow up assignment(s), the participant will earn 12 clock hours (1.2 CEUs) of training.


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Participants must complete all assignments satisfactorily, attend all sessions of this training series, miss no more than 15 minutes of total training time and actively participate during training sessions to receive CEUs  for this training series. 


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