YouthForce NOLA, MHA Labs, and the New Orleans Soft Skills Community of Practice are hosting the third iteration of their new soft skills empowerment "on-boarding program" for New Orleans youth development stakeholders -- and you’re invited to join in on the action! Come learn alongside colleagues and friends passionate and dedicated to skill building, youth power, and youth success. If you know others who may be interested in attending, please pass along the invitation! WHO: If you’re interested in youth empowerment and success, this event is for you! Stakeholders include teachers, youth and community program workers, work-based learning program specialists, business leaders, and anyone interested in joining the New Orleans Soft Skills Community of Practice, and anyone else seeking to enhance their skill building practices. WHAT: Soft skills are part of the family of skills also called Power Skills, SEL, 21st Century Skills, Non-cognitive, and more. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn core practices that can be used with any Soft Skill Framework, including MHA Labs Building Blocks and Hirability Core.WHY: Soft Skill Building is central to youth success and is a fundamental component to Positive Youth Development and Academic Instruction. Soft skills are essential for work, life, and academic success! It even gets its own entire page in YPQA (Youth Program Quality Assessment)! If you have a group of 15 or more, please reach out to schedule a private workshop.