Apply to be a part of the Summer 2013 Youth Organizing Institute
Applications are due June 7.
WHAT IS THE YOUTH ORGANIZING INSTITUTE?
We are youth organizers. We are immigrants and we are US born. We are white, black, and brown. We speak many languages. We are gay and we are straight. We believe in solidarity, we support each other, and we affirm the humanity and dignity of every person. We do not believe in “problem kids.” We believe society has problems and we must be the ones to fix them. We believe in hard work and we believe in fun. We are loyal to each other and dedicated to our values. We got your back. We believe that five fingers clutched together are stronger than each finger on its own.
We honor the legacies of the youth organizers and activists who came before us. We walk in the legacy of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). We believe in collective direct action.
We are part of a broad, dynamic, diverse, and international student movement.
COMMITMENTS – YOURS AND OURS
Teens accepted into the program must complete 50 hours of classroom & field work.
Sessions will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from July 9th - July 25th, plus one weekend.
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate and a $100 stipend.