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Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Peace Learning Center 
6040 DeLong Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254

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Natalie Spriggs 
Peace Learning Center 

Creating Tribes Learning Communities (r) in After School and Youth Development Programs 

Please note this TWO day training is Friday, March 29 AND Monday April 1, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Join after-school educators, youth workers, and community members throughout the country who are convinced that the community building process called “TRIBES” is the secret ingredient that transforms the after-school learning center environment to one of caring and cooperation.

Participants will learn to use the community building process of Tribes as the foundation for transforming the after-school learning center environment to one in which group facilitation and Tribes strategies are effective in reaching and teaching children and youth. Using multiple intelligences, brain compatible learning and cooperative methods, the community learning center climate and staff awareness will begin to reflect the message of life-long learning, personal development, and social responsibility as the keys to success in the 21st Century.    

Educators will learn how to:

  • Provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youth during non-school hours by developing a positive recreational and learning environment  
  • Teach children and youth specific collaborative skills so that they can play and work well together 
  • Transfer responsibility to children and youth to help each other maintain the positive Tribes agreements and caring environment 
  • Use the process for problem-solving, conflict resolution, prevention, and youth development 
  • Facilitate cooperative strategies for social, emotional and academic learning and enrichment 
  • Encourage an understanding and appreciation for diversity of ideas, culture and values  
  • Understand the relationship between effective Arts programs, after school environments, and the Tribes TLC® process 
  • Come together as a staff for planning, co-coaching and support.  
You will receive a copy of the 432 page book, Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities, by Jeanne Gibbs, a Certificate of Completion, and the materials to enable you to implement Tribes in your after-school community learning center. Follow-up coaching and support are available so that your staff can intensify the use of the Tribes process throughout the year and at every level of the after-school program.