Communities United Youth Empowerment

Communities United Youth Empowerment

Program Name: Youth Organizing Leadership Academy

Award Amount: $82,375

Project Description: The Youth Organizing Leadership Academy is a six-month program for youth 16-24. The purpose is to provide basic community organizing skills, building from participants’ own lived experience, to provide hope, energy, and vision to lead change for social justice within their own communities. At the same time, YOLA will teach key life skills, including job readiness, social/emotional coping skills, tools and pathways to career and/or college, community connections, financial literacy and more. The Program will implement a six-month program for up to 20 youth ages 16-24 by teaching basic community organizing skills in addition to key life skills that include job readiness, social/emotional coping skills, tools and pathways to career and/or college, community connections, financial literacy, and more.

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