Collective For Youth

It’s Important to Keep Learning

Research suggests that young people’s behavior and engagement improves when out of school time providers receive ongoing professional development. Research also shows that staff who participate in ongoing professional development are more engaged and responsive to the youth they serve.

We offer numerous learning opportunities for youth development professionals that are designed to improve practices and outcomes, including regularly scheduled community workshops as well as customized trainings. Training participants usually receive childcare training hour credits for licensed school-age programs in Nebraska.

Youth educators don’t have to be employed by CFY or one of our Partnering Agencies to take advantage of the learning opportunities below.

Learning Opportunities
for Youth Educators


Youth Work Methods Workshops
Our Youth Work Methods Series is a 10-part skills building workshop designed by the David P. Weikart Center to empower staff with tools that will increase the quality of their work with youth.

Each workshop is open to anyone who is currently working with youth or desires to work with youth. Certification is available to those who complete each segment. You may attend the entire series or only the sessions that apply to your interests and needs. Payment can be mailed in advance to Collective for Youth office or paid for at the door. *The cost to attend each session is $10.00 to cover the cost of the workshop book.  *Youth Work Methods 201 is 25.00 per session. See the entire list of workshops and register here

Customized CFY Trainings
Our experienced trainers can work directly with staff to tailor workshops and trainings to staff needs. We provide one-on-one coaching and consulting on a variety of afterschool and youth development topics, delivered directly at your site or ours. We can design a training just for you! Contact us today at to start planning your customized training session.