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Training Starters

Training Starters help you plan trainings on key topics related to the subject matter. Click the different training starters for tips on creating trainings that address your program needs and next steps.

BDA Lesson Planning

Understand the "Before, During, and After" reading process, and learn how to implement it in your program. Includes a sample lesson plan based on Otis and a customizable template to create one based on a reading of your own choosing.

Incorporating Writing Into Your Program

Learn and understand various tools to guide writing, and plan how to incorporate writing projects into your program.

Literacy Activity Centers

Identify the purpose and benefits of literacy activity centers, plan how to use them, and be prepared for potential challenges.

My Notebook


The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!