Youth Empowerment

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Applications are open for YA-YA’s Summer Insitute! The YA-YA Summer Institute is a radical learning experience founded in the belief that young people in their collective power, will rise up and address issues impacting their community as activists and organizers.
In this stipended 8 week program youth ages 15-19 are trained in anti-oppression, organizing skills, and political education through transformative workshops and visits to city-wide organizations fighting for change. Participants will be paid upon completion of the program.

Starting with an orientation on July 1st, Summer Institute will run this year on Tuesdays/ Wednesdays & Fridays throughout July until August 26th. We usually operate from 1-6 PM but this may change slightly depending on factors like SIC. Anyone (15-19 yrs old) interested in community organizing, understanding the structural roots and implications of oppressive systems, and seeking community with other activists should join!

Application Due: April 26th 2021
Contact Ayisha at with your questions.

YA-YA's Summer Institute