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About Us

The Youth Engagement and Leadership Development (YELD) Facilitator training is an on-Line Certification. The underlying  philosophy for training facilitators embodies an innovative self- discovery process. This innovative approach is designed to support and equip  facilitators in their day to day work with diverse youth groups. The YELD approach provides  increased understanding  and responsiveness to challenges and needs  facing today’s youth. As facilitators grasp this approach, they are able to increase their effectiveness in engaging and developing youth.  

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Who are YELD Facilitators?

  • YELD Facilitators have a passion for working with youth. 

  • YELD Facilitators  create  pathways for positive youth development.  

  • YELD Facilitators promote positive engagement and leadership development.   

  • YELD Facilitators have a desire to make a difference in the life of young people!

  • YELD Facilitators work in schools, colleges, recreation centers, and institutional settings.

Call to Action

“For the first time in the history of the country, young people are less healthy and less prepared to take their places in society than their parents. Moreover, this is happening at a time when our society is more complex, more challenging and more competitive than ever before.”

                                            American Medical Association


“Half of all 10 to 17-year-olds were at high or moderate risk of undermining their chances for a healthy life because of substance abuse, unsafe sex, teen pregnancy, school failure or delinquency, crime, or violence.”  

                                       Adolescents at Risk


“Students who leave high school without graduating do so not out of boredom or lack of motivation, but because they are overwhelmed by many serious challenges in their daily lives, including homelessness, violent surroundings, abuse or neglect, family health events, and the absence of caring adults who can help them stay in school.”  

                  America’s Promise Alliance, Tufts University Center for Promise


“Employers identified leadership as an essential skill that entry-level workers lack. The scope of job readiness skills was expanded to include work ethic, problem solving, and creativity, organization awareness and interpersonal skills. These skills were ranked ahead of writing, math, reading, and job specific skills.”                                     

Workforce 2020: Work and Workers of the 21st Century



“The top 5 skills requested by employers relative to new hires included:  interpersonal relationships, personal qualities, teamwork, communication, and leadership.”  

Workforce 2020: Work and Workers of the 21st Century


The Youth Engagement and Leadership Development (YELD) program was created by Cadre Management Consulting &Training. We specialize in innovative and custom designed training that is purposeful, meaningful, and results-oriented. Our training is designed to make a difference!  The next step?


                                       FACILITATOR CERTIFICATION!

Dr. Cheryl West, Exec MPA, M. Div.              CADRE  Consulting & Training                                

Collaboration, Action, Development, Results, Empowerment  

National Employment Counseling Association


NECA is a division of the American Counseling Association and founded to implement practical interventions to enhance employability and long term employment.  

CADRE Management Consulting and Training 

CADRE specializes in HR Consulting, Management, Leadership  Professional Development.  CADRE provides online assessments and coaching services using web-based instruments. Our result- oriented solutions are research-based, sustainable, and supported by best practices.

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