What Makes a Good Youth Worker? Meeting Youth Where They Are and Establishing Boundaries

Photograph of Jeffrey W. Johnson and Risa Rehmert.

We’ve all seen effective youth workers in action. They’re able to make meaningful connections and relate to young people in ways that make them feel understood and valued. What is it that makes these youth workers so successful?

In our new video series, we asked youth workers for the answer. Together, they make a powerful argument for selflessness, open-mindedness and other personal qualities that can help youth workers make a difference in the lives of young people in their programs.

Watch two new videos, featuring Jeffrey W. Johnson of Lifeworks in Austin, Texas, and Risa Rehmert, from the Wichita Children's Home in Wichita, Kansas.

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