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The Toolbox Offers Dynamic Trainings for Youth Professionals this Spring

By Jenny Pedraza, APR For out-of-school time professionals in the Richmond region, staying on top of professional development and continuing to learn best practices in youth development is easier than ever.  The Virginia Commonwealth University Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) has announced a dynamic training schedule for youth professionals offered through The Toolbox, a […]

Out-of-School-Time Professionals Participate in Trauma-Informed Care Training with The Toolbox

Part of the Center for Community Engagement and Impact’s Mary and Frances Youth Center, The Toolbox offers a comprehensive approach to professional development for youth-serving organizations. By Jenny Pedraza On Oct. 8, 17 professionals representing youth-serving organizations attended a virtual trauma-informed care training hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth University Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC). […]

“The Toolbox” Kicks Off Training Community with Cultural Awareness Session

Part of the Center for Community Engagement and Impact’s Mary and Frances Youth Center, The Toolbox offers a comprehensive approach to professional development for youth-serving organizations. By Jenny Pedraza On July 28, more than 20 professionals representing youth-serving organizations attended a virtual training on cultural awareness, hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth University Mary and Frances […]

VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact Launches Youth Development Training Community

CEI’s Mary and Frances Youth Center will offer a one-stop professional development resource for those working with youth. By Jenny Pedraza Whether it’s an after school tutoring program, a sports activity, or summer camp, high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs provide children with learning and enrichment experiences. These experiences have been shown to have positive effects […]

VCU Safety and Protection of Minors Policy update: Summer 2020

VCU suspends all in-person youth activities on campus for summer 2020. In response to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and in support of the wellness and safety of all members of our community, Virginia Commonwealth University has suspended all in-person youth activities on-campus for summer 2020. Online activities for minors may continue as scheduled. Programs interested […]

VCU Safety and Protection of Minors Policy update

All VCU camp-related in-person activities for minors are suspended until July 6, and all summer 2020 residential camps are canceled. In an effort to be adaptable to the everchanging COVID-19 crisis and its impacts on our day-to-day lives as well as VCU’s operations, camp-related in-person activities for minors are suspended until July 6 and all […]

Changes to Youth Program Quality Intervention Program Operations

Beginning July 1, 2020, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) program. Beginning July 1, 2020, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) […]

The Mary and Frances Youth Center Closes Discovery Program

The MFYC will instead streamline staff and space resources to further invest in the youth center’s award-winning Lobs & Lessons summer program. For more than 20 years, Virginia Commonwealth University has offered the Discovery summer camp program. The Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) provided the camp for seven years, but will no longer be […]

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