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Saturday, October 20 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Joven Noble con Palabra: A Healing Cultural Rites of Passage Model for Adolescent Males of Color
The National Compadres Network has developed a powerfully effective Cultural Rites of Passage model—Joven Noble con Palabra, a curriculum for boys and men of color based on the transformational healing philosophy—La Cultura Cura. The program provides youth with a safe place to discuss their personal experiences and with positive adult male mentors who can show them how to maintain healthy connections with other people. In this interactive session for those working with at-risk youth who may want to incorporate aspects of this model, we will explore: the particular issues and traumas boys and men of color face and how these impact their lives and behaviors; and how to use evidence-based practical tools to connect with and help these young men heal their wounds and thrive. With:  Ariel Jimenez, Program Coordinator, National Compadres Network; Ysenia Sepulveda, Training and Technical Assistant Specialist, National Compadres Network. 

Workshop Speakers
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Ariel Jimenez

Ariel Jimenez, born in Mexico but raised in East San Jose, was able to overcome many barriers to graduate from San Jose State with a double major in Psychology and Sociology in 2013. Ariel currently serves as the Network and Program Coordinator for the National Compadres Network... Read More →
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Ysenia Sepulveda

Ysenia Sepulveda, born and raised in Hayward, CA, in a tight-knit, working-class family, graduated from San Jose State in 2015 and has become an experienced circle keeper in Joven Noble and Xinachtli teaching circles in San Jose. She is a Training and Technical Assistant Specialist... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Interactive & Experiential Tent