The Youth Leadership Program is for young people ages 14 to 25 who have been affected by the youth justice system or who are interested in changing the system. This program will help train young people to become leaders in their communities and to get involved in our statewide campaign to close youth prisons and invest in alternatives to incarceration for New Jersey’s young people.
The Youth Leadership Program will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm at the YAP office in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The first session will be Wednesday, September 13th.
All participants will receive a stipend of $50 for their participation each session. Participants will also receive stipends to attend state and national meetings and conferences focused on stopping kids from getting arrested or pushed out of school and changing policies to keep young people out of youth prisons.