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Conflict, differences, and misunderstandings happen to everyone. However they are particularly prevalent in the formative years of a young person’s life.  Through experiential learning, we utilize interactive activities in our youth offerings so participants can learn and apply new skills in their lives. Classes and camps are conducted in a group format, which allows youth to learn from one another’s diverse experiences. Each person who completes our class gains an understanding of how conflict can be used as an opportunity for growth and problem solving.

Youth Leadership Opportunities

Hiring Youth Leadership Advisors

The Youth Planning Committee (YPC) will consist of 6-8 Youth Leadership Advisors (YLAs) who plan, execute and evaluate a fun and engaging event for other youth that incorporates TCC curriculum. YLAs will design and facilitate their event while also giving feedback on how we can improve our own youth programming. 

WHO SHOULD APPLY 

  • Interested in program development and leadership 
  • Looking to make an impact on youth in the metro Denver area 
  • Consider themselves leaders 
  • Value conflict as an opportunity for growth 
  • Creative, flexible, passionate, and reliable 
  • Eager to learn and grow as well as teach others 
  • Invested in their community 

**$500 Stipend

Meetings will occur every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month lasting 2 hours | 6-month commitment

Application Deadline: April 22 at 9:00pm

Upcoming Classes & Opportunities

Rethinking Conflict Youth Class

Your class will be held in person over 2-weekends from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on July 23*, July 24, July 30*, and July 31. The skills we teach help you cool down, manage stress, and learn how conflict can be a force for positive change.

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Addressing Conflict & Anger Effectively

Addressing Conflict and Anger Effectively for Youth offers a skills-based curriculum specifically tailored to address concerns and difficulties youth are experiencing around making healthy decisions for themselves as well as how to recognize their emotions, especially anger, and manage them in healthy, effective ways. Classes are conducted in a group format, which allows students to learn from one another’s diverse experiences. Each person who completes our class gains an understanding of how conflict can be used as an opportunity for growth and problem solving.

Your abilities will be transformed as you:

  • Find ways to cool down when angry
  • Identify your feelings and needs when you’re angry
  • Discover realistic alternatives to arguing and fighting
  • Recognize personal anger triggers
  • Identify your conflict styles
  • Explore ways to problem solve using the 6-step method
  • Effectively negotiate with others to get needs met

What Youth Are Saying

“`[I learned]` that anger is natural and the way you handle it has different effects.”

“[I learned] how to be patient and think before doing things.”

“I will take away everything and all of it is valuable because it can help me in everyday situations.”

Q&A

The Conflict Center understands that throughout a child’s development, parents/guardians play a critical role in the development of social and emotional skills. In recognition of this, we have built a parent-involvement component into our youth classes. Parents or guardians participate in half of the class sessions, focusing on family communication and skill-building.

 

We strategically keep the classes between 5 and 10 participants. We find that this class size allows participants to comfortably share their story in a small group, while still being able to receive feedback and guidance from instructors.

 

In practice, positive youth development incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies, so that young people reach their full potential.  This practical lens depicts youth and young adults as resources to cultivate, as opposed to problems to fix, and is dependent upon the use of the following guiding principles: strengths-based approach, inclusive of all youth, engages youth as partners, collaboration and sustainability