Empowering Youth

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This self-paced training provides an overview of youth empowerment theory and shares examples of youth

empowering programs. This course also walks users through incorporating youth empowerment into their school safety initiatives.

Learning Objectives

  • Define youth empowerment
  • Give examples of youth empowerment theory in various contexts
  • Identify solutions for common barriers to youth empowerment
  • Plan projects or programs that utilize youth empowerment


Dr. Marc Zimmerman is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan and the Primary Investigator of the Youth Empowerment Solutions program. He serves as co-director for both the National Center for School Safety and the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Marc Zimmerman, PhD; Emily Torres, MA; Carolyn Seiger, MA



1 hour

Topic Areas

Capacity Building


School Personnel

Self-Paced Trainings