Our Youth Advocacy Program groups have each undergone a youth-led rebranding! Read our blog on how youth in these programs have been exploring the power of language and examining the history of harmful language used to talk about marginalized communities. This exploration has led youth to focus on identity building around themes of power, healing, connection and youth. Follow each of them on Instagram and Twitter at @Advocates_4YJ and @Advocates_TYS.
We believe in the power of youth voice. Young people are experts on their own lives, and their lived experiences should inform policies that affect them.
Consider supporting our youth and their work by becoming a Youth Advocacy Program Sustainer!
Interested in joining Advocates Transforming Youth Systems or Advocates for Youth Justice? We are currently looking for youth between the ages of 16-22 who have current or previous experience in the child welfare or justice systems and have an interest in using their experiences to improve these systems for themselves and other youth. The deadline is August 31st and all applicants will be called in for a phone or virtual interview and will know if they are starting this fall by the end of September.
To apply, fill out the application electronically:
(Please note that the video below was made before our name change process.)