Community Works: Building Teens Up & Breaking Down Youth Violence

Event Description


Community Works: Building Teens Up & Breaking Down Youth Violence


Advanced Middle/High School Academy


January 20, 2010 to January 21, 2010


08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Training Fee


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Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Elizabeth Hyatt

Sepp Sprietsma


Overview: Community Works is a Street Law, Inc. curriculum that combines education and action to reduce teen victimization and to involve youth in their communities. The goals of this curriculum are to provide a practical understanding of crime and crime prevention that's useful in the everyday lives of young people; teach teens to be resources for each other and to interact positively with community members; develop each young person's communication and problem-solving skills to promote personal and project success in the community; strengthen young people's awareness of their community's resources; and encourage youth to focus on their own leadership role in the community.
Training Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will learn:
  • How to strengthen students’ awareness of their community
  • Methods for encouraging youth to take an active role in their community
  • How to develop student leadership through service learning
 Campus Issues Addressed:
  • Lack of school attachment
  • Drugs
  • Graffiti/Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Bullying/Intimidation
  • Lack of appreciation for surrounding community
  • Fighting
  • Racism
  • Discrimination
  • Diversity
  • Guns
  • Gangs