The Youth Engagement and Leadership Development Facilitator training is a unique and challenging experience for professionals who have a desire to work with youth and provide impactful programs and services.
The course provides youth-focused competencies, evidence-based curriculums, and programs in the context of meaningful frameworks, approaches, and strategic solutions.
Our approach challenges and expands the consciousness and personal beliefs about youth engagement and leadership. The credential is designed to ensure positive youth outcomes in redirecting at-risk-behaviors, ensuring future readiness, encouraging students to move from struggling to spectacular and providing guidance to college-bound students.
Lynn Downie, MA, NECA President
Lynn is a collegiate career development administrator for a Presbyterian College. In her role, she is responsible for an internship program that serves approximately 200 students. Lynn's call is to reach out, one soul at a time, to help others find meaning and purpose in life, and ultimately, to find a relationship with the Creator who gives life and purpose.
Dr. Joseph Parks
Joseph is an ordained, Baptist minister who has been pastoring for over 25 years. He conducts seminars on leadership, management, and the plight of the Black Man in America. He is the founder of Trendsetters, USA, a program which encourages the personal, cultural, spiritual, and academic development.
Dr. Sujata Ives, NECA Board Member
Sujata has been educating, mediating, and empowering individuals for over two decades. She is an advocate of innovation and social change, and as a “worker bee”, you will immediately notice her zest and creativity to improve this world.
Education & Training
Sola Adeleye, MA
Sola is a train the trainer and facilitates youth development workshops. As an advocate for at-risk youth, she is committed to having a meaningful impact and believes that youth requires her authenticity, commitment, and the right learning approach.
Edward Prater, CPCC
Edward has extensive experience facilitating business and personal development roundtables for CEOs. Ed conducts youth workshops and works with youth as a gifted and holistic math tutor. He is a John Maxwell certified coach, trainer and speaker, addressing generational issues in the workplace.
12 Weeks- $1, 295
(includes course materials )
Why get a Youth Engagement and Leadership
The YELD Facilitator Certification is an innovative designed for professionals who have a passion to positively impact the lives and success of youth and young adults through meaningful engagement and leadership development.
What are the Benefits of becoming a YELD Facilitator?
A Unique facilitator formation process
Evidence-Based Curriculum & Materials
Relevant Youth Development Content
Ongoing Coaching and Support
Professional Development Resource
Victoria Ramirez, MA
Victoria is a program manager in a community nonprofit. She has a passion for working with girls. Victoria is a social justice advocate who believes that “Happiness can even be found in dark times if you only remember to turn on the light.”
Training Requirement & Competencies
The Youth Engagement and Leadership Development Facilitator Certification (YELD) is an intensive 12-week training program. The course requires proficiency in understanding the needs of youth and young adults through competency-based course work, team-work, and individual projects.