Since 2017, suicide has been the second leading cause of death in those 10-19 years old. Rates of suicide among Black youth have risen faster than in any other racial/ethnic group in the past two decades, with suicide rates in Black males 10-19 years-old increasing by 60%. Early adolescent Black youth are twice as likely to die by suicide as compared to their white counterparts according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Seein' is Believin' is committed to diversifying and creating spaces of triage for youth in crisis and supporting communities in better responding to our youth. Recognizing that our communities have limited access to children of color. Seein' is Believin aims supports communities with Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Trainings, Youth Mental Health Retreats and Social Emotional Resilience workshops.
Seein' is Believin' also offers training for organizations in Youth Protection and Youth Program Management. We train organizations on how to intentionally engage with youth of color. We also provide Life Readiness Training for youth ages 16-24 who need additional support in planning what is next in life.
We know that representation matters in helping youth see themselves in their future careers. Our presenters are trailblazers in their respective fields and are excited to share their expertise, experience, and passion to your youth.
Our presenters look forward to partnering with your teachers, tell their stories, present life changing workshops, and discuss how their cultural backgrounds influence their professions today. Our workshops also infuse life readiness skills because we recognize that some students may not be ready to go straight to college from high school. Our life readiness workshops include vocational prep, college prep, and personal leadership.
Our infusions are focused in engaging and inspiring youth in ways that traditional curriculum does not always do. Samples of our work include:
Prenicia Clifton is native of Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has nearly 2 decades of precollege and youth programming experience under her belt. Prenicia has always had a love for camp and enriching the lives of youth. At the age of 21 Prenicia made a pledge to make a difference in the lives of 10,000 kids. She achieved this goal quite easily through programming and fundraising and has now changed that goal to a million. So how does one affect the lives of 1 million children? Well Prenicia believes that this can be done through the implementation of culturally infused programming, policy creation, and community advocacy.
Prenicia is a certified Praesidium Youth Protection Guardian and a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer. Her experiences in program development abroad has given her strengths in youth protection, program development and implementation, as well as best practices for addressing youth protection polices at every level. Currently Prenicia is a member of the Higher Education Prevention Network serving on the membership committee as well a founding member and chair on the Big Ten Youth Policy Consortium.
On top of her dedication to serving youth, Clifton is an accomplished opera singer with credits in major opera houses around the world; including opening opera houses with Placido Domingo, sharing the stage with Grammy Award winning artist-Denyce Graves, and becoming the first African American to sing in a Chinese opera house solely in Mandarin.
Current Community Impact Initiatives:
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