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Reaching People in Juvenile Detention Centers

Wednesday, April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register above by 11am 4/11 for this one-hour webinar.

This presentation considers an underserved population that has likely been further left behind during the pandemic–young people in juvenile detention centers. In a collaboration between two public libraries serving very different communities in the same county—a county with numerous juvenile detention facilities—the librarians identified the opportunity to provide programming for these young people in person prior to the pandemic and to re-imagine and redesign the programming for a virtual format. The project provides the opportunity for the librarians to tailor programming, combining technology, team building, problem solving, reading and writing for individuals in a particularly isolated setting.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will gain:

  • Enhanced understanding of the young people in juvenile detention centers, who disproportionately experience negative outcomes educationally and otherwise;
  • Increased awareness of one example of the use of virtual programming to foster engagement and learning among a group of young people, who experience a particular level of isolation and other challenges; and
  • Expanded familiarity with one educational model that uses technology, selected reading and writing content and examples, and customized, hands-on activities to foster engagement and learning.

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


Wednesday, April 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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American Library Association

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Reaching People in Juvenile Detention Centers