We do three things
We passionately believe that all young people deserve high-quality experiences in educational and out-of-school time settings and that intentionally designed programs, age-appropriate and engaging activities and well-trained, caring adults play a key role in facilitating these kinds of experiences. That's why Fab Youth Philly, supports organizations and individuals that work with children and youth by focusing on improving program quality and providing professional development for staff. Because we also love working directly with teens and learn a lot when we do, we also create programming for children and young adults.
SUPPORT for youth-serving & nonprofit organizations
Organizations hire FAB YOUTH PHILLY TO:
Align their programming with their vision, to meet grant deliverables and carry out their mission statement
Assess and improve program quality
Establish and facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
Model for, coach and assist program staff in creating high quality programs and experiences for youth
Help shift organizational culture by enhancing or establishing structures for on-going professional development
Create curricular materials and train staff how to use them effectively
Develop and facilitate retreats
Design and coordinate small to mid-size conferences
CONNECT youth development professionals
The Center for Youth Development Professionals is our newest initiative (launched fall 2018) with the mission to support adults that work with children and youth ages 4-24. All offerings are based on core competencies for youth workers. Find out about membership and offerings here.
Join us for the monthly the Sandbox gatherings; "not your same old, same old professional development." The monthly topics are generated by the participants and co-facilitated by Rebecca and others.
You can find and download resources that are used and shared at the monthly gatherings on the website.
INNOVATE programming for children & youth
FAB YOUTH PHILLY serves as a lab in order to pilot, develop and offer programming directly to and in partnership with youth.
Since 2015, we've provided programming directly to more than 300 children, teens and young adults (and counting!).
Programming emphasizes opportunities to be exposed to and develop leadership, civic-engagement, arts, creativity and workforce development.