NEW Youth Engagement Practictioners Cadre!

CommonAction is excited to announce the 2012-13 King County Youth Engagement Practitioners Cadre!


The Youth Engagement Practitioners Cadre (YEPC) is a dynamic professional development program promoting organizational and community transformation. YEPC members are adults with three or more years of youth engagement experience who together form a learning community that meets once a month during the 2012-13 school year. Members develop community collaborations, share expert knowledge and experiences, and deepen youth engagement practices in their settings and throughout King County.

Throughout the year, Cadre members engage in projects to deepen, apply and share their knowledge, including individual presentations, job-shadowing, research papers, and public presentations. At the end of the year, Cadre members will be recognized for their commitment to their professional development at a countywide youth engagement event. Cadre findings will be compiled in a best practices manual for distribution.

The Cadre is facilitated by Adam Fletcher, an internationally-recognized youth engagement expert, Teddy Wright, a seasoned youth engagement practitioner and expert facilitator, and Kyla Lackie, a community organizer and program manager for SOAR. Sponsors include Seattle Public Schools’ Youth Engagement Zone, the Corporation for National and Community Service, SOAR, and CommonAction Consulting.


  • Applications are now available to join the 2012-13 Youth Engagement Practitioners Cadre. Application Priority Deadline is October 1, 2012, available online.
  • For more information about the Cadre, including a timeline of sessions and events, click here
  • Please share with your networks and encourage experienced youth engagement practitioners to apply!


Published by Adam F.C. Fletcher

I'm a speaker, writer, trainer, researcher and advocate who researches, writes and shares about education, youth, and history.

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