Streetjibe Linking youth poverty solutions Practitioner Learning Community Project   Street Kids International  Overview P...
The Context York Region Landscape
York Region’s size and transport issues limit access to services
54% of homeless in York Region are youth under 25 – 1999 Crosslinks
44,000: The number fed by York Region’s food banks in 2004-05.
Youth poverty in Canada is growing
Our Point of View Value in working together
Strengthening how we work is inextricably linked to community capacity building
Silo thinking limits our capacity to effectively work together  Constant search for  New  funding Funder Requirements Eval...
Opportunities to learn from each other are missed
All service domains have unique skills & knowledge to share  Treatment Education Outreach Residential Health Practitioner ...
Innovation can grow from a network of diverse workers
Our 3 year pilot project aims to increase worker & program effectiveness By
Increasing staff capacity to plan, evaluate & implement services In
A Learning  Community Made up of workers from diverse sectors
What are Learning Communities? A Learning Community is made up of groups of people who share a passion for something they ...
Workers learn from each other and infuse learnings within their Agency Apply new  engagement  skills Worker  effectiveness...
Adds capacity to organizations,  constituents & communities  Networks Staff Programs Governance
By learning from our tacit knowledge, we are strengthened
Practitioners outcomes   (and organizations and community)   Are
Improved access to needed services
Increased evaluation skills for practitioners & program effectiveness
Better bridges for expertise to flow between organizations & staff
New engagement strategies & skills to deliver your services to/with youth
Increased evidence of growing best practices across sectors
A learning community - a cost effective tool for capacity building
Proven research on resilience & asset models, drive our thinking  An analysis of 40 years of research found the best predi...
Youth will have more access to relevant programs & skilled workers
Street Kids International Capacity Building in York Region  & Around the World
There is a York Region base of established partnerships
Expertise in capacity building & engaging partnerships span 19 yrs.
Our Plan
Streetjibe is front line youth workers meeting regularly to learn from each other and applying that learning in their prog...
Our learning community can make systemic changes in youth work
Increase effectiveness by learning together & applying new skills
Year I - establish a learning community of 18 – 24 practitioners   Treatment Education Outreach Residential Health Practit...
Partnerships are created with agencies from designated locations
The first phase will launch the Project in select communities Phase 1
The second phase will expand the Project Region wide Phase 2 Phase 1
The third phase will broaden & foster sustainability  Phase 3 Phase 2 Phase 1
Learning Community   <ul><li>Activities & key themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal – increase worker skills & program effectiven...
Activities & key themes con’t Workshops & 1:1 coaching  Integrating new skills & strategies into current practice; Utilizi...
We learn from each others expertise;  Street Kids provide committed and experienced support:  Skills & resources we bring:...
First Year – time commitments Jan. – Sept. (9 months) 8 half day workshops 2 hours on site coaching per month Off site par...
Working together we can increase our strengths & resilience to end youth poverty  Thank You Street Kids International
References: Canadian Council on Social Development: The Progress of Canada’s Children & Youth - www.ccsd.ca Social Watch: ...
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This is an explanation of our Pilot Project that brings diverse youth service practitioners together to reduce poverty in York Region through a Learning Community process.

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  • Key terms: practitioner; youth; learning community; youth poverty - specific services; capacity building; blogs and wikis Practitioner Anyone with an agency (first year) who works with youth who are at risk of poverty and homelessness. Catchments: Youth are 12 – 29 A Community of Learners or Practice are groups of people who share a passion for something that they know how to do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better. Business use CoP’s are well know as a innovation tool to generate change and bottom line profits. In the Non Profit world they are used to increase effectiveness and create new thinking in best practices Homelessness: Is on a continuum that youth are moving through, into and out of depending on how well they are handling normal life challenges such as belongingness; competence; Identity Capacity Building: Strengthening how we work together
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    1. 1. Streetjibe Linking youth poverty solutions Practitioner Learning Community Project Street Kids International Overview Presentation Brent MacKinnon
    2. 2. The Context York Region Landscape
    3. 3. York Region’s size and transport issues limit access to services
    4. 4. 54% of homeless in York Region are youth under 25 – 1999 Crosslinks
    5. 5. 44,000: The number fed by York Region’s food banks in 2004-05.
    6. 6. Youth poverty in Canada is growing
    7. 7. Our Point of View Value in working together
    8. 8. Strengthening how we work is inextricably linked to community capacity building
    9. 9. Silo thinking limits our capacity to effectively work together Constant search for New funding Funder Requirements Evaluation Results Meet Service Mandate & Agency Mission
    10. 10. Opportunities to learn from each other are missed
    11. 11. All service domains have unique skills & knowledge to share Treatment Education Outreach Residential Health Practitioner Learning Community
    12. 12. Innovation can grow from a network of diverse workers
    13. 13. Our 3 year pilot project aims to increase worker & program effectiveness By
    14. 14. Increasing staff capacity to plan, evaluate & implement services In
    15. 15. A Learning Community Made up of workers from diverse sectors
    16. 16. What are Learning Communities? A Learning Community is made up of groups of people who share a passion for something they know how to do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better.
    17. 17. Workers learn from each other and infuse learnings within their Agency Apply new engagement skills Worker effectiveness Is increased Share experience & Knowledge
    18. 18. Adds capacity to organizations, constituents & communities Networks Staff Programs Governance
    19. 19. By learning from our tacit knowledge, we are strengthened
    20. 20. Practitioners outcomes (and organizations and community) Are
    21. 21. Improved access to needed services
    22. 22. Increased evaluation skills for practitioners & program effectiveness
    23. 23. Better bridges for expertise to flow between organizations & staff
    24. 24. New engagement strategies & skills to deliver your services to/with youth
    25. 25. Increased evidence of growing best practices across sectors
    26. 26. A learning community - a cost effective tool for capacity building
    27. 27. Proven research on resilience & asset models, drive our thinking An analysis of 40 years of research found the best predictor of successful change are two factors: 1) engagement in meaningful relationships 2) engagement in meaningful activities 83% of change involves these two factors 17% is a result of technique
    28. 28. Youth will have more access to relevant programs & skilled workers
    29. 29. Street Kids International Capacity Building in York Region & Around the World
    30. 30. There is a York Region base of established partnerships
    31. 31. Expertise in capacity building & engaging partnerships span 19 yrs.
    32. 32. Our Plan
    33. 33. Streetjibe is front line youth workers meeting regularly to learn from each other and applying that learning in their programs. They share these new learnings within the youth service community so youth experiencing poverty will have increased access to effective and relevant programs.
    34. 34. Our learning community can make systemic changes in youth work
    35. 35. Increase effectiveness by learning together & applying new skills
    36. 36. Year I - establish a learning community of 18 – 24 practitioners Treatment Education Outreach Residential Health Practitioner Learning Community
    37. 37. Partnerships are created with agencies from designated locations
    38. 38. The first phase will launch the Project in select communities Phase 1
    39. 39. The second phase will expand the Project Region wide Phase 2 Phase 1
    40. 40. The third phase will broaden & foster sustainability Phase 3 Phase 2 Phase 1
    41. 41. Learning Community <ul><li>Activities & key themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal – increase worker skills & program effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & sharing expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mentoring – build on worker assets </li></ul><ul><li>Applying evaluation skills </li></ul>
    42. 42. Activities & key themes con’t Workshops & 1:1 coaching Integrating new skills & strategies into current practice; Utilizing ICT tools to enhance practice & increase effectiveness
    43. 43. We learn from each others expertise; Street Kids provide committed and experienced support: Skills & resources we bring: - Training & facilitation - Expertise & new engagement skills - Materials - Food & transportation
    44. 44. First Year – time commitments Jan. – Sept. (9 months) 8 half day workshops 2 hours on site coaching per month Off site participation – 65 % On site participation – 35 %
    45. 45. Working together we can increase our strengths & resilience to end youth poverty Thank You Street Kids International
    46. 46. References: Canadian Council on Social Development: The Progress of Canada’s Children & Youth - www.ccsd.ca Social Watch: http://www.socialwatch.org/en/fichasPais/35.html Media Reports: Below the Line Series: (via York Region Food Network) http:// www.yrfn.ca/media.htm Youth Community Mapping Program: Street Kids International & Community Resource & Learning Room http:// halt.civiblog.org /blog York Region Youth Summit 2001 Report Planning For Tomorrow – Towards a Sustainable Region Presentation: York Region - http://www.region.york.on.ca/default.htm
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