The free training series that every afterschool professional needs


All too often, youth are confronted with systemic inequities, inherent biases, historical traumas, and social constructs that erase or diminish their identity. As a youth professional, you have the power to make your afterschool program a space for children and teens to live every day as their authentic selves. You are in a unique and challenging position to create positive change.
That change starts with the New York State Network for Youth Success’ carefully curated Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) training series for afterschool and youth professionals. This *free* training continues to be made possible with funding from The Allstate Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
From March through August 2023, the Network will host JEDI trainings led by compassionate, engaging experts on topics and issues critical to New York youth: racism, bias, LGBTQIA, gender, Latinx, intersectionality, Native American cultural competency, and youth autonomy.
The JEDI series is best experienced as a complete curriculum. We encourage you to attend as many trainings as your schedule allows.
JEDI training is one of those rare opportunities where you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. The knowledge and empathy you obtain through the JEDI training series could be life-changing for the youth, and even the adults, whose paths cross your own.
We hope you’ll join us.