Partnership for After School Education

This workshop will introduce key principles of behavioral science, and examine the impact of chronic scarcity on decision-making.

The discussion and interactive exercises will highlight behavioral barriers that emerge in work with children, youth, and adults living in low-income households, and research-based strategies to overcome them.

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn about behavioral science, its perspectives on poverty, and applications to service delivery, program development, and participant engagement
  • Examine their own programs and other real-world examples through a behavioral lens
  • Practice applying behavioral design principles and strategies to a problem in their work, in order to empower young New Yorkers living in the context of scarcity