Discovering Self

Identity and Culture

Posted June 15, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This guide supports a strengths-based exploration of identity development.

It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. This four-part series aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

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Wanted: A warm, open and courageous space that supports learning and exploration

During this session, facilitators ask participants to establish group agreements. These simple ground rules — generated collaboratively — help define how participants need to treat each other during their time together. Group agreements help create a community of accountability and trust that enables participants to connect, open up and navigate important issues related to youth organizing and racial and ethnic equity, inclusion and justice.