central region learning collaborative

Central Connection

Join us for the “Central Connection,” where adults who work with youth will learn and collaborate to make a difference in our Central Ohio communities.

The goal of the 2021-2022 Central Connection RLC is to inform and energize adults who work with youth to effectively engage their young people in the process to create positive change in their schools and communities. How you ask?

Adults will be equipped with skills, new ideas and proven techniques to take back to your youth-led groups to facilitate change!

Up to 30 $10 UberEats Vouchers will be available for those who attend the Central Connection. Sign Up Now!

Collaborative meetings

Please register for each meeting separately below.

February 24, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Creating and Environment for Connection. To effectively work with young people, we as adult allies need to create meaningful relationships with youth. This meeting will help rejuvenate yourself and remember why you started doing this work in the first place.

Central Connection Meeting 1 Registration Link

March 24, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

To be as effective as you can be with the young people you work with, you want to make sure the role you play in the life of the young person is both healthy and appropriate for them. A few questions can help you make sure you are on the right track.

Central Connection Meeting 2 Registration Link

April 21, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

From Passion to Action: creating meaningful opportunities to engage youth. This meeting, participants will learn “real world” strategies proven in the field of youth-led prevention that you can incorporate into your programing.

Central Connection Meeting 3 Registration Link

The Central Connection Regional Learning Community is made possible through our collaboration with the Ohio Adult Allies.

The Ohio Adult Allies is a diverse network of adults who are committed to facilitating and advancing the work of youth-led programs. Adult allies work alongside young people and guide them through a planning process to create and implement a strategic plan that uses evidence-based strategies to create community-level change and build healthier communities. In order to accomplish this, adult allies engage young people in a community-based process in which youth:

  1. Determine a problem of practice by examining local and state data on issues concerning Ohio youth

  2. Identify the root causes of their problem of practice

  3. Select and implement evidence-based strategies to address those root causes

By engaging in this process, young people develop a critical awareness of their social environment and build the skills needed to be creative and active problem-solvers. Young people involved in youth-led programs contribute as active members of their communities who seek to affect community-level change and build 21st Century skills including critical and creative thinking, flexibility, and leadership.

To learn more about the Ohio Adult Allies please visit: https://www.ohioadultallies.com/


Funding provided by Prevention Action Alliance with grants made possible through Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services.