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BEST Philly

Since 2002 BEST has been providing career-building trainings for frontline Youth Services workers and their supervisors, locally, regionally and nationally. The BEST initiative provides hands on workshops that help youth workers apply best practices to their daily work and report back to a supportive, facilitated professional community for feedback from their peers and BEST instructor. Applying FNC’s expertise in workforce-contextualized education, we are currently expanding BEST to include training in our multi-modal, collaborative approach to career-contextualized learning for Adult Education professionals.

Our Vision . . .

BEST, which stands for Building Exemplary Systems for Training, is a national initiative that aims to create regional systems for training and supporting youth workers and their supervisors. Through BEST, our vision is to advance the field of Youth Development through building a highly trained workforce in the youth development sector.

Our Goals . . .

Our goal is to establish lasting change in how youth work is practiced by empowering youth work practitioners through community building and training in best practices.

Core Principles . . .

  • Youth work is a profession.
  • Developing youth leadership is a central goal of youth work.
  • As youth work professionals, working in collaboration with youth, we must be the shapers of programs and policy.

Please click the following link to learn more about BEST Philly →

or contact Adult Education & Literacy Coordinator, Yoel Solis

1901 S 9th Street, Bok room 212
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 486-4409