The workshop will be facilitated by Luis Tapia. Luis has over a decade of experience with young people and families in youth development settings. His journey from program participant to program director aids him in engaging fully with youth and those who work with them. Luis specializes in harnessing the enthusiasm and skills of his audience, promoting organizational growth through team learning, and coaching teams in managing their resources and delivering on critical organizational objectives. He has facilitated unique programs for a range of agencies in New York City, including the Department of Juvenile Justice, Harlem Children’s Zone, the Police Athletic League, Urban Dove, Union Settlement, Fresh Youth Initiatives and the Y. Luis views young people as assets to be developed, with the potential to be strong and positive change agents in our communities through the support and encouragement of the adults tasked to serve them. Luis studied Human Services at St. John’s University and is currently a Community Center Director.