September 29, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m. EST
An exploration of youth development through culturally responsive hands-on activities that positively impact students’ sense of belonging and promote inclusivity in a classroom, workplace, or at home. In this workshop, we will lead participants through an exploration of culturally responsive strategies, using creativity to foster positive mindsets across disciplines, age groups, and the role creative youth development plays in achieving greater justice and equity in education. Participants will understand the definition of intersectional mentorship, what’s happening with our brains now, and practical applications of culturally responsive strategies.
Since 2012, Laura Mendoza has worked alongside youth, families, and communities focusing on creating programs that empower, nurture, and provide connection and belonging for youth, focusing on those experiencing homelessness, involved in the juvenile justice system, and as a school partner. Prior to moving to Seattle to work with MENTOR Washington, Laura was a part of various non-profits in both Salt Lake City and Dallas where her ability to build strong relationships fueled the creation of spaces and programs that helped young people to be heard, grow, and thrive in their communities. Laura is a Texan at heart and is passionate about her University of Alabama roots (ROLL TIDE)! Being active and spending time in nature with her husband and 6-year-old boxer give her life and energy. Laura earned her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and believes that consistent, authentic, and supportive adult connections will help youth change their worlds.
This workshop is open to all Tuesday’s Children Mentors. To register, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.