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Tuesday, June 11 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm
More Than A Statistic: Creating Safe and Supportive Spaces for Young Men of Color FULL

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One out of every three Black Men are expected to go to prison in their lifetime.  More Than A Statistic: Creating Safe and Supportive Spaces for Young Men of Color , facilitated by Tyrell Dortch with Trevis Brooks from Moses Youth Center,  is an engaging and transformative workshop that will provide participants with an opportunity to create a collaborative learning experience centered around supporting young men of color. With around 70%  of Young Men of Color coming from single-family homes, it is important for youth practitioners to develop a better understanding of what these young men are carrying with them into their programs.  More Than A Statistic will help participants shift their mindsets and begin the critical conversation around the challenges that arise, while trying to create a safe space for these young men to express themselves, solve problems, and build community.

This workshop will be a space where participants can share and learn best practices while developing an understanding of the importance of team building and supportive relationships.

Learning Goals:
  • Identify some of the challenges that arise when creating safe spaces for young men of color.
  • Discuss how establishing routines, such as Community Agreements and Team-builders can help create a safe/supportive space for young men of color. 
  • Identify the importance of developing best practices around mindset and supportive relationships.

  • Shifting of the mindset to prioritize creating safe and supportive spaces for Young Men of Color
  • Heighten the collective awareness of the experiences that Young Men of Color bring into their programs
  • An Action Plan that identifies best practices in creating safe spaces for Young Men of Color

Dinner will be provided.

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Tyrell Dortch

Teen Program Director, Moses Youth Center, Cambridge Youth Programs, DHSP
Cambridge raised Tyrell Dortch is a Father, Youth Worker and Educator. Tyrell is currently the Teen Program Director at the Moses Youth Center based out of Cambridge Youth Programs. He is also Co-Founder and the Director of the Boys II Men’s Leadership Empowerment Program.  With... Read More →

Tuesday June 11, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Citywide Senior Center - 2nd Fl Art Room 800 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA