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Empowering Youth Training is a Course

Empowering Youth Training

1 credit


Full course description


This self-paced training provides an overview of youth empowerment theory and shares examples of youth empowering programs. This course also walks users through incorporating youth empowerment into their school safety initiatives.


Superintendents, principals, and other leaders working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence Program.

Learning Objectives

  • Define youth empowerment
  • Give examples of youth empowerment theory in various contexts
  • Identify solutions for common barriers to youth empowerment
  • Plan projects or programs that utilize youth empowerment


Dr. Marc Zimmerman is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan and the Primary Investigator of the Youth Empowerment Solutions program. He serves as co-director for both the National Center for School Safety and the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Marc Zimmerman, PhD; Emily Torres, MA; Carolyn Seiger, MA


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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