CYMS Upcoming Events

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The growing prison population of young, urban centered males is at epidemic levels. Moreover, the issues of urban education seem to be mounting at an exponential rate: drop out, inadequate classrooms, burned out teachers.  Higher test scores are only part of the solution. Jawanza Kunjufu in the epic book, Countering The Conspiracy To Destroy Black Boys, argues that 3rd and 4th grade are pivotal years for young boys-in particular-in that this is a time that if not educated well encouraged, aided in their development, the life before them is grim (1982, 8-13).

Join Center for Youth Ministry Studies and the School of Education at North Park University for a one-day mini-conference on the issue of how the church/youth workers and education system can work together to combat the School to Prison Pipeline phenomenon.

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Nocella III (Hamline University and Save the Kids), two breakout sessions on Effective Church/School Partnership Models (featuring Romal Tune, author of God’s Graffiti) and the Impact of 3rd & 4th Grade Testing on Prison Industrial Complex (with Dr. Becky Nelson, Dean of School of Education at North Park University,  Dr. Bruce Bonecutter, Isaac Reyes Mental Health Services for Cook County Juvenile Detention, and Cliff Nellis, Lawndale Christian Legal Center), followed by a closing round table discussion.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 from 8:30 am – 5 pm

North Park University

Cost: $35

CPDUs for Educators available for additional $15

Also available via live webcast!

This workshop is for youth workers (youth pastors, volunteers, youth workers in non profit organizations, advocates for youth, those working in after school or education enhancing programs, etc) and educators.

Click here to register.


Upcoming Free Webinars:

The Prison (and Juvenile Detention) Industrial Complex

led by Anthony Nocella

October 10 at 2 pm CST

Click here to register.

Healthy Boundaries in Youth Ministry

led by Alison Burkhardt, North Park University

November 11 at 10 am CST

Click here to register.

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