Current Workshops

Biases in The World Around Us

Our first workshop always focuses on  Putting Your Best Foot Forward:This year we are talking about how biases impact our behavior, as well as the behavior of others that we interact with. Some biases are conscious, while others are unconscious … some are positive, while others are negative. Regardless, they have a deep impact especially on first impressions.Understanding these biases has come front and center in today’s communities and…

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Sports Journalism and Entertainment

We are excited about our new December workshop. We will bring together two dynamic speakers who will share their successes, challenges and pivots in Sports Journalism & Entertainment. You will learn what it takes to succeed in these areas from Tara Sorensen, Apple’s Head of Children’s Programming, Worldwide Video, and Seth Davis, an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball.

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Public Service and Community Decision-Making

Would you consider a public service career? What does it take to run for office? Our elected public officials receive limited compensation to wrestle with community issues for hours on end and subject themselves to public scrutiny.  But most would describe giving back to their communities as among the most fulfilling work of their lives.  On Wednesday, February 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Manhattan Beach Youth Council is pleased to welcome…

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Design and Sustainability: The Blue Economy

Sustainability is about what and how we use everything in our daily lives. Our choices today could have negative impacts on current and future generations’ ability to live prosperously on this planet. As global citizens, we are concerned about global warming, climate change, and rising sea levels. Living in a beach community, we care about keeping our ocean water quality safe. It’s our responsibility to ensure our future social…

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