I Work With Teens (IWWT)
In early 2014, our program coordinator met with another local social service worker who served teens and discussed how difficult it was to connect with others who served youth, outside of trainings in the community. They decided to plan a lunch and learn meeting, and invite others who live to serve young people. What evolved was “I Work With Teens”—a monthly meeting that has taken place since June 2014.
I Work With Teens serves multiple goals:
- Bring in guest speakers and experts to inform the group about relevant topics.
- Create an organic opportunity for social service providers to meet and exchange information about their programs, events, resources and more.
- Celebrate and acknowledge the tremendous work local adults put forth to improve the lives of young people. Often, these adults work in very small programs/efforts and they really find value in being recognized and appreciated.