Forward Together Youth Organizing Program Application
Forward Together Youth's organizing program leads Sex Ed the City, our campaign to improve sex education in Oakland Unified School District by asking young people directly what they want and need. Together, we have fun, build friendships, and work to improve our relationships, families, schools, and communities. Forward Together Youth leaders share their own experiences, build deep relationships, learn public speaking and communication, event planning, research, and gain experience making change in their lives, communities, and . We also make videos and lead workshops in order to build student power in Oakland Unified School District. We accept approximately 20 youth and strongly encourage LGBTQQ youth to apply!
We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2014 session! Application deadline is September 10th!
Requirements to apply:
- Must be able to commit to coming twice a week to scheduled workshops and gatherings
- Willingness to do work outside of our twice a week meetings, including on OUSD campuses and with other youth organizations
- Must be willing to commit to the program for the entire 2014-2015 school year
Things we look for in our youth leaders:
- Willingness to participate in public speaking
- Works well in groups
- Takes initiative
- Interest in organizing for sex education justice
- Awareness/interest around being an ally to folks of different genders, sexualities, races, class backgrounds, etc.