We've been doing youth-organizing work with Asian young women in Oakland since Spring 2005 and with Asian young men since 2011. Our youth organizing programs:
- Gather 60–80 young Asian folks each year, ages 14–20, from low-income, immigrant, and refugee families, and train them to be leaders in their communities who make change around the issues that are important to them.
- Encourage young Asian folks in Oakland to develop their self-awareness and claim their power to stand up for long-term well-being of themselves, their families, and their communities.
- Operate year-round, including a summer session, and welcome new participants at different times throughout the year.
Our CORE youth organizing program is a multigender group made up of our seasoned youth organizers. CORE leads the youth organizing campaign work that includes offering presentations and workshops, conducting surveys, analyzing data and making related recommendations, producing videos, talking to decision-makers to change laws that directly affect youth, and bringing together a diverse base of high-school-aged people in Oakland for social and political action.
Join our youth-organizing programs
The lack of sex education in your school got you down?
Sick of myths and misinformation when it comes to your body and relationships?
Think Oakland youth deserve better?
Then apply to the Forward Together's youth organizing program for Asian high-school-aged youth focused on improving sex ed in Oakland! You can apply now for our next session here! We are currently looking for youth who can commit for the whole year (June 2013 - August 1014).