September 15, 2017
Workshop for Educators and Staff Working with Middle School Youth events
#trending is a middle school resource that is fun and engaging for youth, easy-to-use for staff, and supports literacy and SEL skills. Since its launch last year, nearly 50 community-based organizations throughout the city have started using #trending. Staff members say it prompts great discussions. Young people who participate want to read and write. And 98% of the staff who took the half-day training said that it strengthened their youth development skills. #trending is based on 36 true stories by New York City teenagers—all created in Youth Communication's in-house, rigorous teen writing program. Topics include friendship, identity, managing difficult emotions, and more. Visit the YC's website to view a table of contents from the Curriculum Guide and to learn more about the October 5, 2017 workshop on how to use the curriculum.