Entrusted Legacy (ETL), 501 (c) (3),
is focused on training and educating the adults who work with youth. ETL understands by preparing the adults who work with youth to be positive
role models who demonstrate behaviors for youth to emulate, the old adage, “two birds with one stone”, is accomplished. We can all remember that
special connection we had with an adult who was our teacher, guide, and mentor. We feel the influence of this educator in our lives each day.
A single educator influences many youth in his/her career, and participating in training that builds both capacity and competency ensures that this
influence transforms both the teacher and the student into people fully prepared to make a unique contribution to the world.
Entrusted Legacy is an embodiment of these words from Margaret Mead,
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Working together, the Entrusted Legacy Team supports the development of young people by supporting the education and development of those who work with
them. Entrusted Legacy understands the importance of multiple entry points into a strong future for the United States. "Great [educators] help create
great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student
achievement, so it is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced educators."
Entrusted Legacy supports educators and youth workers by connecting them to a variety of training and staff development opportunities including
face-to-face, web-based, and other digital formats. This training prepares youth leaders both personally and professionally for the responsibility of
role model and mentor. Join us today! This is your opportunity to honor the mentoring relationship you experienced as a youth by helping ETL impact
today's children and youth by providing staff development to those who work with them.
The Entrusted Legacy Team is steeped in the tradition of public education, K-12 and beyond. Our team is experienced in pre-school, the self-contained classroom of Kindergarten through 5th grade, the departmentalization of middle and high school, and both under-graduate and graduate level instruction at both public and private colleges and universities. This strong foundation enhances our ability to provide high-quality, non-traditional staff development to the adults who work with youth. One ETL program participant stated,
“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t reflect on the training I received to help me with a management situation or improve my lesson presentation. The training has helped me feel more confident in my ability to support students, interact with the staff on campus and build positive relationships with the families.”
Although grounded in traditional public education, the ETL Team is not bound by conventional instruction and training designs. ETL embraces blended learning models—a combination of face-to-face and online content instruction. The purpose of our team to provide high-quality learning experiences—has not changed. We understand that the future of learning is not defined by four walls of a training room, but rather a classroom created in the virtual world of web-based content, accessible 24/7and complemented by face-to-face interactions.
“I can’t tell you how important it is for me to have access to training 24/7. I can go back and review information when I get confused and this empowers me to offer stronger learning opportunities for kids.”
More of the same is not the answer. It is time to join the 21st century and support the professional and personal development of people by unleashing the power of positive role models and mentors. People are not self-contained compartments. They are, rather, body, heart, mind, and spirit, coalescing to act as a guide for youth.
“In addition to benefiting professionally, my training has helped me in my personal life as well. When you are dealing with people it’s all about communication, communication, communication and I feel I have improved the way I communicate with my husband, family, friends, and even my own children. I think back to the countless hours of youth development training each time my four year old “creatively” dresses herself for school or my two year old wants to “help” feed the dogs. The training I received was invaluable and I am often reminded of how lucky I was to have been able to be a part of it.”
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