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Build To Lead: Educator Series


What’s Broken: Restorative Practices/Cultural Responsiveness Development:


What’s Broken” is designed to address the systemic barriers students of color face outside and inside the walls of their individual school. With a restorative practices lens, “What’s Broken” trains the educator on the impact these barriers have on the students, strategies and best practices in leading restorative circles within their classroom, and provides a deeper understanding of the surrounding communities role in helping to remove systemic barriers.

Pillars and Methodology:

Experimental Learning Opportunities:  Educators are given opportunities to engage with professionals from the public and private sector. These professionals are apart of A.I.P. network and specialize in social and emotional learning practices, restorative practices, and community engagement.

Cultural Advocacy: Educators will understand the differences between cultural competency and cultural responsiveness, and assess their current practices. Through workshops, we will train educators to become culturally competent and implement culturally responsive practices.

Civic Engagement: Educators are asked to think critically about current educational policies at the local, state and/or federal level, specifically around equity and inclusion.


“BTL Culture Shifting and Activating Student Voice” provides educators with best practices and strategies to truly build a culture of leadership within their individual classrooms. Educators are also trained on the meaning of



“Student Voice,” and how increasing opportunities for students to demonstrate their leadership ability will impact overall student engagement in their classroom.


Pillars and Methodology:

Cultural Connectedness and Awareness: Through assessments and solution-focused trainings we attempt to understand the educator’s current experience with the overall culture of the school and awareness of how it impacts the students they engage with.


Relationships: A.I.P. creates strategic steps for educators to build strong relationships with leaders in both schools and community-based organizations. Strengthening the educator’s relationships with school staff, leadership and communities prepares them to meet the needs of their students.  


Teaching and Learning: Are the practices of your educators truly culturally responsive? We look at best practices learned from our C.R.I.P (Culturally Responsive Instructional Practices) guide and utilize training and workshops to help educators understand how to use these practices to  build a platform for youth voice.


destination greatness "empowerment through leadership"

Destination Greatness empowers educators to discover their own leadership ability. Through workshops teachers are provided the opportunity to establish and or rediscover their passion for  youth advocacy. A.I.P. believes educators are essential to the future success of our youth. We seek to build the confidence, culturally responsive pedagogy, equitable instructional practices, and self-efficacy of each educator.


Pillars and Methodology:


Overall Self-Efficacy: Through training and workshops, we help educators think critically about their teaching experiences. This allows educators to find their passion and inspiration for why they began teaching.

Autonomy: Giving educators the tools and resources to help communicate their needs, gain control of their teaching environment and support all students in their classrooms is true autonomy in education.


Peer Support: We help the educator understand which internal and external supports, resources or professional development opportunities best suit their individual needs. We want to keep educators inspired to learn more and create their own solution-focused approaches to current and future challenges they may face.


BTL Culture Shifting for Community Based Organizations addresses the needs of the specific organization. Offered in the form of workshops and trainings; it gives community based organizations mission and vision building strategies and best practices sustainability, building and restructuring a board, and more.

Leadership Development Programming (In and Out of School)

The Leadership Development Programming service offers 30, 60, and/or 90 day build sessions for program development. the A.I.P. Leadership Development Programming service can address a variety of programming needs; it can help organizations build a full in-school model built, a workshop series to present to staff and clients, or an after-school enrichment and or academic program.

becoming the bridge: school system training for community-based organizations 

Becoming The Bridge focuses on supporting cbo support staff to increase their knowledge of school culture. This training provides CBO support staff with understanding around school policy, how to navigate school systems, build relationships and utilize their networks, and provides them with skills to advocate for the youth they work with in the school building.


Pillars and Methodology:


Deliverables: A.I.P. consultants help assess and evaluate community-based organizations staff and leadership effectiveness in meeting their deliverables from their funding sources.

Communication: A.I.P. consultants help assess and evaluate their communication within their organization and across their partner schools.


Service Delivery: A.I.P. consultants help assess and evaluate the quality of programming and overall service delivery between the community-based organization and their partner schools.


Parent/Community Engagement: A.I.P. consultants help assess and evaluate the effectiveness of your organizations current parent and community engagement. We want to ensure that the community is informed of the impact that your organization is making.

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