Doing This Important Work
In this story, created by Agenda for Children OST, Ayesha Wilson shares her journey learning about the diverse cultures of her students. "Building trust with families and being culturally proficient, run hand-in-hand," Ayesha explains. In her story we learn how curiosity, openness and humility can be the bridge to forming strong relationships with youths' families.
Building trust with individual families is a pivotal step for staff who seek to develop their cultural proficiency. Humility, curiosity and open-mindedness are qualities that help build cultural bridges.