Throughout the nation, young people are heavily involved in youth-led civic change movements in their communities. To support leadership development, CADCA designed the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) to equip youth and their adult advisors with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make significant community-level change. If you are in search of a training that will (1) build coalition and youth capacity (2) foster youth leadership (3) evoke youth-led civic engagement and much more—the NYLI is it! Youth and young adults trained by CADCA are demonstrating that they are the leaders of today and for the future!
*The NYLI offers two separate courses; Key Essentials and Advanced. See details below*
NYLI KEY ESSENTIALS
First timer? The National Youth Leadership Initiative Key Essentials course will give you the foundational knowledge and skills to become “change agents” within your community while building youth and adult partnerships. In addition
to learning the fundamentals to support knowledge transfer, participants are encouraged to take action in their local community through “Youth-In-Action” Projects.
- Become more engaged Youth Leaders
- Learn and apply the Strategic Prevention Framework process
- Learn and apply components of a Community Assessment
- Develop a Problem Statement
- Conduct a Problem Analysis
- Create a Logic Model
- Use 7 Strategies for Community Change to select interventions for “Youth- In-Action” Projects
CLICK HERE to view the NYLI Key Essential Schedule.
Well versed in the NYLI core curriculum and prepared to show that youth in action really matters? The National Youth Leadership Initiative Advanced course was designed to provide youth partnered with their adult advisors an opportunity to enhance and apply their community problem solving skills developed in the NYLI Key Essentials experience. A primary focus will be placed on developing, documenting and implementing comprehensive “Youth-In-Action” Projects designed to cultivate Youth Advocates for whatever the cause!
- Identify Evidenced-based Practices to impact their communities’ local conditions
- Develop a Logic Model with Interventions
- Develop and document a Comprehensive Intervention for local “Youth in Action” Projects
- Map Performance Measures to their logic models
- Develop an effective Advocacy Campaign for policy change
- Develop a Strategic and Action Plan to support implementation of their youth-led projects
- Demonstrate Key Leadership Skills via critical thinking applications and oral presentations
CLICK HERE to view the NYLI Advanced Schedule.
Key Essentials and Advanced Course:
- Both youth and their adult advisor must attend all four days of the training together.
- All youth under the age of 18 must submit a Parent Consent Form to CADCA by July 8th.
- The same coalition may register for both the NYLI Key Essentials and the NYLI Advanced; however, the two groups must remain in their registered course for the full four days of training. No part of the group may float between courses. At least one adult advisor is required per course.
NYLI Advanced Attendees ONLY:
- At least 1/3 of your team (including adult advisor) must have previously completed a NYLI Training
- Teams are required to submit their work from NYLI Key Essentials: Community Assessment, Logic Model and Youth In Action Plan by July 8th
Attire: Comfortable, yet appropriate. Casual or business casual is fine. We stress that all attire be tasteful.
This means nothing too tight, short, baggy, or revealing. This applies to all CADCA events.
What to bring: It may be helpful to bring any statistical data from your community the group has researched that may facilitate application work (not required). Advanced Only (bold): Bring a copy of your Community Assessment, Logic Model, an updated NYLI Logic Model and a laptop computer. Workbooks will be provided for both courses.
Adult Participation: While an adult advisor is required during the course, adults are not required to attend the Youth Meet & Greet or Youth Dance. CADCA releases all liability and does not guarantee that there will be adult supervision at all times during these events.
Parent Consent Forms: The consents forms acts as a permission for attendance, medical treatment, a general release of liability and photography/video waiver for all minors in attendance. Forms of all youth attending are required prior to arriving at the training event. Onsite registrants must submit a parent consent form at the time of registration. If the parent of the youth is in attendance, a signed form is still required. Click here to download the parent consent form.
Submit All Info to:
Youth Programs Associate
1-800-54-CADCA ext. 270