The STANDARD: 7.2, April 2021

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, as we collectively mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, we focus RAISE on mental health conditions and resources for youth in transition from school to adult life.

The STANDARD: 7.1, March 2021

In this issue of RAISE, we explore beliefs and behavior around inclusion, and how they affect opportunities for employment and advancement.

RAISE Upcoming Webinars

A Framework for Individual Youth Empowerment

Monday, April 19, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Professionals and organizations are continuing to make strides in working with youth instead of around them. In support of this movement, RAISE has developed a second series of toolkits meant to provide Parent Center professionals with a framework for how to approach programming centered in youth empowerment. This next series will look at taking the next step in youth empowerment and leadership development. This webinar will take a look at frameworks for individual youth empowerment and discuss strategies for utilizing them as you develop programming at your own agencies and organizations.

Presented by
– Ali Hrasok, MA

We will provide live caption, interpretation to Spanish and ASL.

A Framework for Collective Youth Empowerment
Mon, May 17
02:00 PM EDT

Professionals and organizations are continuing to make strides in working with youth instead of around them. In support of this movement, RAISE has developed a second series of toolkits meant to provide Parent Center professionals with a framework for how to approach programming centered in youth empowerment. This webinar will take a look at combining previous frameworks and discussing how to support collective youth empowerment as well as strategies for utilizing them as you develop programming at your own agencies and organizations.

Register here!

We will provide captioning, interpretation to Spanish and ASL.

Both webinars will be presented by Ali Hrasok, MA

Ali Hrasok graduated from Widener University with her Masters in Psychology and is currently working in post-secondary education. While her degrees are in Neuroscience and Psychology, she has spent her post-graduate career in the education field. Ali is most passionate about creating environments for students with meaningful inclusion and high expectations. Aside from her work, she continues to support the growth of a statewide network of youth-led, youth-driven groups within the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN).

Tips and Tricks for Creating Accessible Content- Feb. 16, 2021

2020 has shown us that the virtual learning is not going anywhere any time soon. So, web content accessibility is more important than ever. There are some tricks of the trade that can improve the accessibility of content you create today using Microsoft Office Suite,...

How Language Can Impact Accessibility and Inclusion- Jan. 19, 2021

We all want the families and youth that interact with our PTI’s to feel welcome and included. One of the ways to create a welcoming and inclusive environment is to use language that is accessible, easy to understand, and culturally aware. During this webinar you...