CEC Calendar Meeting on 5/25, YA-YA Network Youth Leaders, and More
CEC Calendar Meeting: May 25th at 6pm
Join us for a calendar meeting featuring a discussion of mayoral control of schools, which is currently up for state renewal. Share your comments with the State Education Committee.* (Meeting agenda)
6:00 – 8:30 pm at PS 20 (166 Essex St.). Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you will need childcare.
YA-YA Network Youth Leaders From the YA-YA (Youth Activists-Youth Allies) Network:
“We are looking for passionate and motivated young people interested in activism and social justice. We are seeking youth (15-19 years old) that want to learn how to take on a leadership position in a variety of social justice movements by building skills needed to make change happen.
About Us: The YA-YA Network is a youth-driven social justice organization focusing on providing youth with alternatives to joining the military. We are committed to supporting young people, especially from marginalized communities, to become leaders in the movements for social, economic and racial justice. We are actively anti-racist, feminist, and allies to the LGBTQIA* community. Find out more about us the YA-YA Network website or visit our Facebook page.
Program Description: We begin with political education and anti-oppression workshops. We will examine root causes of the problems in our communities and the ways people have organized to make change happen. You will get the chance to work with your peers to build your communication, organization, and activist skills. You will be able to share lessons learned and work together to build a more just world. Other opportunities include: outreach, tabling, speaking on panels and events, and facilitating workshops for other groups.
Program Hours: During the summer, program meets Tuesday-Thursday from 12 pm -6 pm. The program meets throughout the school year, meeting after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 7 PM (Days may be subject to change). Additional activities, like meetings, films, conferences, rallies, & protests, will occasionally be scheduled outside of program hours.
Upon completing all requirements of the program, including regular attendance, you will receive a stipend. Train passes and lunch will be provided during summer hours. Please be advised, this youth internship opportunity is for the entire year, not just the spring/summer terms. Application deadline is May 26th, 2016!”