Everyone who works with the youth should be trained in team building, communication skills, organizational skills, collaboration, and more.
Successful training models involve the six steps listed below. Each section describes a key element necessary to train artists who work with at-risk youth. For more about them, and about the nine key elements incorporated into the YouthARTS sites' training programs, see the full chapter PDF.
Select a program team
Explains how to select artists, social service professionals, teachers, and other team members.
Design your training sessions
Includes information on who should be involved in the training, content and format of training sessions, sample activity agendas, conflict management, and more.
Develop curriculum for arts instruction
Learn how to produce age-appropriate curricula that involves dynamic teaching tactics.
Define roles of each partner for day-to-day program
This section focuses on collaboration among administrative partnersagencies, schools, and arts councils, as well as among artists, teachers, and probation officers. Specific roles and responsibilities of each team member are included.
Plan program logistics
Includes practical logistics including letters of agreement, permission slips, time sheets, and staff pay.
Assess training needs and evaluate artists
Includes evaluation forms and best practices.
Here are additional documents from the appendices that can help you build and train a successful team: