CYD Toolkit Series: Advocacy and Policy


Wednesday, April 8, 2020


1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET


Zoom Webinar

“Working together and in a coordinated fashion, we can achieve more for young people” (CYD National Action Blueprint) .This belief is at the heart of advocacy and policy efforts to advance creative youth development. By intentionally and flexibly navigating a multi-pronged advocacy strategy, developing strong networks, and keeping equity and youth leadership at the center, advocates can achieve a greater impact and remain adaptive to changes in the political environment and the field.

In this fourth webinar in the CYD Toolkit Series , Ed Spitzberg will share key trends from his landscape paper, “Advocacy and Policy” published by Americans for the Arts and the CYD National Partnership. Ed will be joined by field practitioners Jahiem Geovanni Jones, alumnus, and Tara Malik, Media, Arts, & Culture Director at RYSE; and Erik Peterson, Sr. Vice President of Policy at Afterschool Alliance. The discussion will be moderated by Sofia Fojas, Visual and Performing Arts District Level Director, Elk Grove Unified School District.

This virtual learning series is brought to you by the Creative Youth Development National Partnership. One of the National Partners, Americans for the Arts, recently spearheaded the development of 7 written briefs authored by field experts as part of the first phase of a creative youth development toolkit for the field. All webinars are hosted by the National Guild for Community Arts Education and made possible by generous support from the Clare Rose Foundation.