Youth Action Project
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What is the Youth Action Project?
A team of experienced facilitators provide a safe and challenging space, geared toward youth of ALL ethnic backgrounds, who are committed to understanding and dismantling white supremacy white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
What Are the Intended Outcomes of the Youth Action Project and the Youth Institute?
Students will SEE and be fully aware of the multiple manifestations of white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
- Students will have the courage and confidence to NAME white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
Students will ACT by taking effective, creative, and urgent measures to dismantle white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
Students will PROCEED as leaders, planting ongoing seeds of change
Youth One Day Institutes
Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)
A basic 1 Day Exploration of White Privilege, and an introduction to tools for dismantling “-isms” associated with White Supremacy.
High School Students (Grades 9-12)
1 Day Exploration of White Privilege, manifestations of white supremacy, and an introduction to tools for dismantling “-isms” associated with White Supremacy. Youth will create their own methods to address white privilege in their schools and communities and engage in engaging dialogue
Youth Action Project
3 Day Conference for High School (Grades 9-12)
Students will experience a more in-depth and internal reflection of white privilege. Students will work to connect their individual experiences to their enhanced analysis of how systems of institutional racism operate within the United States of America through:
Mastery of key terms: white supremacy, white privilege, oppression, ally, racism
Ethnic affinity groups
Youth friendly film viewing with adult allies
Individual and group reflection
Regional action planning
Youth led dialogue
Arts based break-outs
What are the youth saying about YAP?
“...I was inspired to make a change about what I say and to not judge people before I met them. I learned about many things and I plan to bring back my knowledge about breaking down stereotypes back to the Athenian community...”
~Alex C., 2011
“Through the various workshops, lectures, activities, and interactions with others, I became exposed to new perspectives and sympathetic towards others’ hardships. And most importantly, I was able to become more comfortable with myself...”
~Elliot L., 2010