About: MyPath Youth Leadership Program!
Thank you for your interest in MyPath's Youth Leadership Program!
Please fill out and submit this application
DUE by Fri June 7th, 2019

What is MyPath?
MyPath is a national nonprofit based in the Mission District that helps youth and young adults get banked and build savings, credit and financial confidence. Because we understand that banking can sometimes be intimidating or confusing for youth, MyPath strives to improve the banking system to create more youth friendly policies. MyPath Youth Leaders help shape our advocacy work, choose and create a financial justice project and customize our financial curriculum, all of which impact youth across the country.

The Youth Leadership Program is active July 2019-May 2020
All participants can receive a monthly stipend of up to $111

Youth Leadership Program Description

MyPath Advocates’ New Economic Rights for All (New ERA): is a group of community youth leaders who focus on identifying solutions to support financial inclusion for youth. This means we work to educate, empower and organize with a goal to make concrete changes for youth around issues involving money. This group will be trained to make strategic decisions, facilitate meetings, and work on a creative financial justice project.

During the Summer, this group will meet other high school aged youth throughout San Francisco, build connections and have fun! We will also get to explore our own financial stories and see how our stories fit into the larger picture of financial access.

During the school year, this group will focus on a financial justice project with key components including policy advocacy, and use of creative ways to address youth financial empowerment. We believe every youth deserves to have access to a SAFE bank account of their own. You will get a savings and checking account with a debit card, learn how to manage your money, gain knowledge about credit and learn concrete tools to establish and maintain good credit. You will work with a team of 21 other youth across the city, develop money management skills and make change through art and policy. You will learn how to publicly speak and how to facilitate large groups (ex: advocating at the state level for a legislative bill and designing a youth led creative financial project or youth-friendly financial curriculum).

Program Responsibilities:
* Attend Mandatory Summer Bootcamp
July 23rd – Aug 10th (Financial incentive when completed)
* Commit to attending Weekly After School Meetings (4:30 PM – 6:30PM) On Tuesdays
* No more than two unexcused absences from the program
* Commit to a minimum of one year in the program (July ‘19-May ‘20)
* Participate in at least 3 out of office workshops
* Be an exceptional representative of MyPath by being engaging and creative

Program Requirements and Eligibility:
* Be enrolled in a SF High School
* Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
* Be willing to be a community leader
* Share your opinions and publicly speak when needed
* Be on time for each meeting
* Demonstrate an engaging and positive attitude
* Interest in financial justice

Please review the following MANDATORY application process below (Steps 1-6). If you have any questions about the application, or status of your application, please contact our office at (415) 206-0846 x 216.

1. Please submit your completed application to MyPath no later than Fri June 7th, 2019

Drop off OR Email Application OR Complete this Fillable Application
MyPath Stephanie@MyPathUS.org
1663 Mission Ave, # 602
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. Application Review and Youth Interviews June 10th-June 28th, 2019

3. Application Status Updates July 5th, 2019

4. Parent Night & Youth Orientation July 17th 2019 - 6pm-7:30pm
5. Youth Retreat July 23rd & July 24th, 2019
6. Summer Training Week of July 30th (1 day TBD)
Week of Aug 6th (1 day TBD)

{All of the above steps are required to be accepted into MyPath’s Youth Programs}

Program will start in mid July (after SFUSD Summer School ends) and ends in May 2020

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