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Community Curriculum

Deepen the impact of your organization on young lives with our Community Curriculum, designed to improve the skills and approach of businesses and organizations serving tweens, teens, and emerging adults. This curriculum offers a range of courses and professional development workshops that equip your team with the skills and knowledge to effectively mentor and guide young adults.

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Transformative Group Learning & Development for Youth Serving Organizations

As an organization trying to make a difference in the lives of youth, professional development and educational programs are essential for improving the effectiveness of your team. The Youth Coaching Institute is a global leader in providing training to youth coaches and other youth-serving professionals.

Our Community Curriculum is a powerful tool for organizations committed to the positive development of young individuals, such as schools, higher education institutions, juvenile detention centers, churches, and community-serving organizations. We can provide your team with specialized training and workshop opportunities, equipping with them the opportunity to learn practical coaching skills that they can readily apply to their daily work.

Explore Our Elective Course Offerings

By empowering the adults who guide and support today’s youth, we aim to amplify the positive impact of the adolescents under your care, creating a ripple effect of growth, understanding, and empowerment within your community. Each course and workshop is crafted to provide your team with the insights and techniques needed to foster resilience, encourage academic success, and support healthy transitions into adulthood.

Resilience Coaching Program Curriculum

Academic Edition

Curriculum Packages

This package offers professionals tools to reinforce educators to reinforce adolescents’ academic resilience and learning strategies, aligning with their educational objectives and skills for academic success. It features 11 PowerPoints with speaker’s notes for group sessions, participant and coach’s guides for 11 weeks of 1:1 sessions, alongside coaching activities and a structured program agenda.

General Edition

Curriculum Packages

This package offers professionals tools to support professionals to train adolescents in utilizing personal strengths and resources for goal achievement, life direction, resilience, and successful goal striving. The package includes 10 PowerPoints with speaker’s notes for weekly group coaching, a group participant guide, a coach’s guide for 10 weeks of 1:1 coaching sessions, coaching activities, and the program agenda.

Desistance & Positive Reform Edition

Curriculum Packages

This package offers professionals tools for coaching young individuals with a history of delinquency, focusing on evidence-based strategies for positive behavioral change and resilience. The set includes 12 PowerPoints with speaker’s notes for group coaching, detailed guides for 12 weeks of personalized coaching sessions, and activities structured around Dr. Leah Mazzola’s desistance research.

Additional Workshops

Professional Development Workshops

Live or Virtual Training

Enhance the expertise of staff in youth-focused organizations with our Professional Development Workshops, ranging from 1 to 3 hours, tailored for virtual or in-person delivery. These workshops offer evidence-based knowledge, practical tools, and strategies, along with skills practice and debriefing sessions on key topics like adolescent development, motivation, academic resilience, basic coaching skills, desistance coaching, and career discovery for emerging adults.

Have Questions? Schedule a Q&A With Us.

Whether you have some coaching experience under your belt, want to better serve youth in your profession, or are exploring a profitable and fulfilling career choice, we’re here to guide you on the best path forward. Fill out our contact form or schedule a live 20-minute Q&A to learn more.

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What to Expect for Community Courses

Our coaching program curriculum packages are designed to foster resilience and thriving for youth and emerging adults in life, school, and work. Each is designed for delivery as a combination of group and 1:1 coaching. Group workshops include micro-learnings in behavioral science relevant to enhancing mental and emotional health, social and emotional learning, well-being, life, academic, and/or job skills. Coaches support participants through applying weekly concepts directly to their lives during follow-up 1:1 coaching sessions. Programs are designed to be delivered over 10-12 weeks and may be implemented into schools, higher education institutions, juvenile detention centers, churches, community serving organizations, and/or any other setting where you serve.

Why Choose the Youth Coaching Institute?

Evidence-Based Approach

Our curriculum is grounded in proven behavioral health principles, focusing on adolescent interventions that enhance self-perceptions, engagement, and positive behaviors while reducing challenges.

Community of Social Change Agents

At YCI, we’re a community of social change agents, transformed from our adolescent struggles into thriving adults, now dedicated to guiding the next generation through their journey.

Flexible and Virtual Learning Environment

Our flexible training model accommodates even the busiest lifestyles and is designed for professionals across the globe, ensuring a seamless learning experience. We offer both live and self-paced courses.

International Coaching Federation Accreditation

Stand out in the field of youth coaching with our internationally recognized certifications. The ICF is one of the highest-regarded coaching certification organizations, known for its stringent education and rigorous credentialing.  

Reach Out to Us to Learn More

Have questions or want to speak with a member of our team? Schedule a meeting or reach out to us directly, and we’ll be happy to assist you on your coaching journey.

Asjah Monroe
Asjah Monroe
The YCI coaching certification program experience has been top notch. Worth every penny. When you enroll and commit, you will come out on the other side experience a competent, well-prepared, and trustworthy youth life coach. The workload is very manageable and the learning pace is entirely appropriate and well thought out. I highly recommend this program for anyone ready to step into coaching at any level. Don't continue to think about it, just do it.
Saloni Hora
Saloni Hora
Qualifying as a certified youth resilience coach through YCI was a pivotal experience. YCI approaches coach training with academic integrity - drawing from psychological theory and best practices, as well as requiring extensive practical training. Dr. Leah - thank you for your deep wisdom, and the grace with which you share your knowledge and experience!
Kelly Shanks
Kelly Shanks
The words "thank you" are not enough for what I have received through pursuing coaching with YCI. I am at a huge turning point in my life and finding this program was just the right fit for me. I have high expectations for my professional development experiences and this exceeded my expectations! As a school psychologist it was imperative that the program I pursued was rooted in evidence based practices. The design of the course, attentiveness of staff and passion for coaching that was demonstrated throughout the course was exceptional! An added bonus is how much our cohort supported and cared for one another along this journey. If you are ready to pursue coaching, this program is worth the financial, time and energy investment, without a doubt.
Gilbert Guo
Gilbert Guo
YCI was a very worthwhile experience. My instructor Liezel did a fantastic job of teaching. YCI's support staff was incredibly responsive and organized. I've been able to build great relationships through the organization that will help me in my career after the course.
Emely Spagni
Emely Spagni
I absolutely loved every lesson of the "Certified Youth Resilience Coach" program! It went above and beyond what I expected. I didn't just learn about coaching – I learned a lot about myself too. The program offers great value for its price. Plus, a big bonus: it makes the ICF ACC application process a breeze compared to other programs!
Alex Hubbard
Alex Hubbard
I took part in the YCI Certified Youth Resilience Coach program and I can't recommend it enough. I was looking for a path to build on my skills as an educator and further my career in way that aligns with my values. While I was unsure of what exactly to expect as I underwent this 25 week course, I can honestly say it exceeded all of my expectations. I was able to develop a strong understanding of what it takes to be a great coach and learn more about adolescent psychology. The class was very manageable and Dr. Leah's approach was informative, honest, and supportive. I feel like I have grown tremendously in a relatively short amount of time and I am excited to start my journey as a certified youth life coach.
Sarah Grace
Sarah Grace
I recently completed my training with YCI as a Youth Resilience Coach. It has been an incredible experience. The quality of the teaching and accompanying support materials are excellent. The registration process and administration are straightforward and hassle-free. It has been fantastic to be part of an amazing cohort of people - an eclectic mix of backgrounds and cultures, all connecting through our shared desire to improve the lives of our young people. The magic comes, however, in the leadership and passion bestowed by Dr Leah. Her resounding commitment to her own learning journey of personal growth, coupled with her ceaseless determination to act, always, in service to her students and clients is quite remarkable. It has been a privilege and an honour to be in the presence of this alchemy - if only for a few weeks. If you can scrape the funds together; if you want to grow as a human being; and believe you can be of service to others in a positive way then sign up for this programme. You will not regret it.
Lisa Vanella
Lisa Vanella
I really enjoyed this coaching class taught by Dr. Leah. Not only did I learn how to help clients but I learned a lot about myself. Dr. Leah opens up about her own life experience which helped me feel comfortable and safe. Her coaching technique is perfection. Very informative and highly recommended!
Brittany Beck
Brittany Beck
Dr. Leah and YCI are incredible! I just completed my certification and could not be happier. Dr. Leah is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. From class one it was a very safe space to learn and grow. I highly recommend YCI and am extremely grateful for the experience!

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