Training on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Jul. 2 2020| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST General
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As part of our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community for all our participants, we have partnered with leading organizations to create complimentary trainings on how you can inspire the youth voice, create a sense of belonging, and more.

Inspiring Success Training

For coaches, mentors, volunteers, partners and other key stakeholders

FIRST knows that culture shapes our biases and beliefs about people based on their age, gender, race, language, (dis)ability, or income level, often without our realization. These resources and trainings will equip us for the work.

FIRST has been collaborating with the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) to develop training for coaches, mentors, volunteers, partners and other key stakeholders who work directly with students and are committing to create diverse, inclusive and equitable teams. Through engaging and reflective activities on the power of culture on our interactions with students, these modules will equip us with specific strategies to support community outreach, student participation, persistence, engagement and success.

We have prepared a complimentary, three-part training module course for the FIRST community. This course is free and accessible to anyone.

The three interactive course modules each range in 20 - 40 minutes. Complete the modules individually or all at once. We recommend completing each module in one sitting as the certificates generate based on completion of each module.

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Inspiring Youth Voice Training

For youth

Youth participation and development are important to FIRST®. Helping young people to develop leadership competencies makes them better to solve societal and community issues. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion department of FIRST has formed a Youth Advisory Committee to help inspire youth voice and leadership within FIRST. The inaugural ED&I Youth Advisory Committee is composed of 9 youth from various regions across the U.S. and Canada.

One of the initial projects of the ED&I Youth Advisory Committee was the assistance in developing equity, diversity, and inclusion training for youth. The Inspiring Youth Voice Training modules and animation video was designed to help youth understand the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This training will introduce strategies to help make FIRST a more inclusive environment.

We have prepared three modules and an animation video for FIRST youth participants. Each module and the animation are 2-3 minutes.

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Creating a Sense of Belonging for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Created in collaboration with Kids Included Together (KIT), this webinar training focuses on providing coaches and mentors with a better understanding of some of the challenges youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder face, and how to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment for everyone on their FIRST teams.

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Supporting all Team Members: Inclusive Recruitment & Enrollment Strategies

It is important that all youth feel welcome and supported on their teams. FIRST has been collaborating with Kids Included Together (KIT) to create this webinar and tip sheets and checklist as a resource for teams as they recruit new team members and support those already enrolled.

Tip Sheets
5 Questions for Families
5 Questions for Team Members
Case by Case Checklist
Gathering Info From Families

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