YOUTH WORKSHOPS

U.A.F. has a variety of workshops to offer- from the arts to interpersonal exploration. We can work with your school or organization to customize a workshop that best serves your group. We work with middle school and high school students.

BULLYING PREVENTION

In this workshop we will explore aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the different types of bullying as well as where and when bullying happens. 

PEER MEDIATION 

In this workshop we will explore problem solving by youth with youth.  The goal of this workshop is to teach participants how to handle a dispute while meeting in a private, safe and confidential setting to work out problems with the assistance of a trained student mediator.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION 

In this workshop we will explore how to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement.  The goal of this workshop is for participants to learn conflict management styles, listening skills and to gain a better understanding on the importance of thinking through decisions before reacting.

HIP-HOP BEST MESSAGES

In this workshop we will take you on a musical journey where we explore how hip-hop can be used as a tool for social change, justice, and peace.  The goal of this workshop is to teach participants to become conscious consumers and listeners of music.

BLACK HEROES 

In this workshop we will explore the historical and cultural contributions black people have made throughout history. The goal of this workshop is to empower the participants by gaining a deeper understanding of how black people have influenced society for the better.  

MANHOOD

In this workshop we will explore some of the problematic societal messaging that is often taught to our children through different forms of media.  The goal of this workshop is to facilitate a discussion about masculinity and increase participants’ range of understanding when defining what it means to be masculine.  

SPIRITUAL WEALTH

In this workshop we will explore putting our energy towards enriching the human spirit as opposed to focusing on material things. The goal of this workshop is to leave with a skill set that helps participants become more aware of the experiences that bring value to their life.

POETRY

In this workshop we will study dynamic poets and spoken word artists.  The goal of this workshop is for participants to have the opportunity to write poetry and learn techniques that will enrich and expand their creative abilities.  

SONG WRITING

In this workshop participants will be given an opportunity listen to great songwriters and create their own songs.  The goal of this workshop is for participants to learn different techniques on how to write lyrics and compose music.

SELF EXPRESSION 

This workshop will include some performance techniques as well as body movement exercises. The goal of this workshop is for participants to become more aware of their presentation to others, and in tune with their own inner-feelings.

RESILIENCE

In this workshop we will explore participants’ dreams, goals, and define personal success. The goal of this workshop is to increase participants’ understanding of the challenges that come with pursing a goal and how to be best prepared when life gets tough.

SELF IDENTITY & CULTURAL COMPETENCE

This workshop will help participants become more aware of their own cultural identity and views about people from different backgrounds. The goal of this workshop is for participants to become more conscious of stereotypes and varying cultural norms.

STAGE PRESENCE

In this workshop aspiring artists will be given the opportunity to perform musical or poetic selections. The goal of this workshop is for participants to be given immediate feedback on how to make their performance more dynamic.