Hearts in hands

Digging Into Developmental Relationships

FREE Presentation Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Do you feel a little disconnected from your kids or youth in general?

Relationships are too important to leave to chance. Educational success and social-emotional development blossom when caring adults and supportive peers are present in young people's lives.

Learn about how to build stronger, deeper connections with your children from a leading expert from the Search Institute on Tuesday, February 11 from 6-8 p.m. in the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center. This FREE, interactive workshop is open to the public and will allow you to explore and discover what all children need and what it takes to build those connections with them. Educators can also earn Continuing Education Credits for attending. 

Presenter Jazmin Danielson will help you reflect on the things you currently do to build strong relationships with young people. She will also focus on the research compiled about building strong relationships and the positive results. She will dig into the 5 Elements of Search Institute's Developmental Relationships Framework: Express Care Share Power, Provide Support, Expand Possibilities, and Challenge Growth. This workshop is geared for educators, parents and anyone who works with young people in the community.

About the Presenter--Jazmin Danielson
Danielson currently works with the College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota as the Youth Safety and Compliance Manager. Prior to her work at the U of MN, she was the Executive Director for Beyond Walls, a youth-development non-profit focused on serving under-resourced middle and high school students through a scholar-athlete approach to youth development. Using sport as a social change agent was a focal point of her leadership for Beyond Walls.

Jazmin began her career in youth development at The Bridge for Youth for nine years as a Youth and Family Counselor, supporting youth experiencing homelessness. Jazmin also served as the Youth Department Director at East Side Neighborhood Services in North East Minneapolis, for 14 years, overseeing eight different out-of-school time programs across the Twin Cities including a residential camp program and a teen employment program. Jazmin was selected as a national Out-of-School Time Fellow with the National Institute of Out-of-School Time, a Leadership Fellow with the Squash and Education Alliance and most recently a nationally selected high impact leader for the American Express Leadership Academy.

After serving youth and families for over 20 years, Jazmin also decided to dedicate herself to her true passions of speaking, teaching, training and convening other thought leaders on topics related to social justice, racial-consciousness, building growth-mindset and breaking cycles of trauma.

Jazmin earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master's in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University. Jazmin is also the proud mother of an 11-year-old who is also passionate about equity and gender equality. Her daughter has been her best teacher and brings her abundant joy and inspiration.

TED Talk
The following is a TED Talk from Search Institute's President and CEO, Kent Pekel, who is an educational leader who has worked at the school, district, state, federal and university levels. He shares five essential actions that adults can take to build developmental relationships with young people.

Getting Relationships Right--Kent Pekel