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Engaging At-Risk Youth in Arts and Culture Curation

Engaging youth in the revitalization of their own communities can impact their sense of ownership and pride and inform the way they show up and operate in that space.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (41 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2022
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. Arts and Culture for Community Development (3 mins)
  • 3. Youth Engagement (5 mins)
  • 4. Training Youth as Arts and Culture Curators (5 mins)
  • 5. Youth Outreach (6 mins)
  • 6. Youth Retention (4 mins)
  • 7. Empowering Youth (2 mins)
  • 8. Q and A (8 mins)
  • 9. Conclusion (2 mins)

What You Will Learn

  • Improve youth engagement strategies in the urban planning field.

  • Prioritize engagement of at-risk populations.

  • Gain tools and knowledge to engage vulnerable populations.

  • Understand the significance of incorporating arts/culture.

  • Utilize local talent and strengths to increase access to arts and culture.

  • Leverage local talent to lead revitalization efforts.

Course Description

This course discusses how to get youth involved in their communities through local arts and culture. Vulnerable neighborhoods often struggle with access to arts and culture opportunities, and arts and culture have various benefits for a community beyond economic impact.

This course highlights the challenges and opportunities for involving at-risk youth in the process of arts and culture curation, because at-risk youth are often victimized and policed by their own community–adults, seniors, and police. Engaging youth in the revitalization of their own communities can impact their sense of ownership and pride and thus inform the way they show up and operate in that space. Empowering the next generation with the tools to make change in their own neighborhood is critical to the future of a neighborhood, yet the youth are so often overlooked.

Youth voices are critical to transforming a neighborhood for the better, especially if a community has a high young adult population. Young people often feel like the spaces in their community is not for them, but neighborhood revitalization efforts that focus on their needs and activate their ideas for change can transform their sense of belonging.

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  • Civic Engagement

AICP CM

This course is approved for .75 AICP CM credit.

Meet Your Instructor

Kayla Hunter

Kayla Hunter

Kayla is an experienced non-profit professional who works with at-risk youth to reimagine unused, neglected spaces in their neighborhood and transform them into attractive public spaces.

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