2020 Youth Workshops
Becoming a Youth Activist
Workshop TA ages 13+
In this highly interactive workshop, the group will first get to know each other socially through introductions of the facilitators and the participants. After introductions are complete the group will ponder what is activism? and what does activism mean to me? The facilitators will present various methods of change-making to the group, and the group will discuss historical and current examples of each. The facilitators will highlight young people in NH and around the world that are currently making change. Finally, the group will contemplate what makes them angry, sad, hopeful, and fearful to spark lively discussions about current issues so that participants may identify an area of action.
THIS IS AN ALL DAY WORKSHOP, WITH PART ONE IN THE MORNING FOLLOWED BY PART TWO IN THE AFTERNOON. IF YOU CHOOSE THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE ANY OTHERS.
Meet Our Presenters
Leah has a passion for helping individuals with disabilities navigate daily life and access all opportunities available to them. She graduated from Keene State College with a Dual Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and Sociology. She completed two years of teaching at an ABA pre-school program. She then moved on to become a program manager overseeing a day program geared towards individuals with Autism. She has enjoyed her role as a service coordinator at Community Crossroads since October of 2018.
Crystal Napoli received her Masters of Arts in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. Her graduate research focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences and intimate partner violence. Crystal previously served as a crisis center advocate at YWCA NH through AmeriCorps where she provided confidential services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and she is passionate about integrating healthy relationships and violence prevention education into her work with individuals experiencing intellectual/developmental disabilities. Crystal currently works as an Adult Service Coordinator at Community Crossroads.