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Youth Facilitators (High School Students)
Youth facilitators will undergo intensive training will YEP Director and Lead Facilitator to prepare them to lead the 3-month Let's Get Free workshops for their peers in the spring season.
The training will include:
• Co-facilitation – working with Sub/Urban Justice Director and Lead Facilitator to lead workshops and trainings to gain experience and exposure. This process includes a self- and group-evaluation to encourage the development of facilitation skills and leadership.
• Community Action Project – Because education and organizing are two sides of the same coin, and because theory and practice are intrinsically connected, youth interns will be required to carry out CAP, after conducting a needs assessment of their communities by speaking to friends, family, neighbors, etc. Having experience as an organizer will help in connecting to the curriculum in a personal way and empower the youth as important members of society/community.
• Research and Curriculum Development – our curriculum is a living document and must constantly be built and revised to remain relevant. In conjunction with Community Action Projects, in-depth research will be conducted on issues of the youths' choosing. As a group, we will discuss how to bring new topics and activities into the curriculum.
• Workshops – attending workshops, both to get familiar with topics and activities of Let's Get Free curriculum and, of course, for the development of critical consciousness and engagement with social justice issues.
• Extra Help/Literacy Training (optional) – for those struggling in school, one afternoon each week dedicated to academic skills and homework help. Grounded in the belief that literacy is a vital organizing tool as it provides access to information and control over what you consume.
The Youth Empowerment Project deals with issues facing today's youth such as racism, violence, militarism, consumerism, homophobia etc. We seek to change the definition of the word "classroom" and empower youth to learn about the issues and take action against injustice.
Hours can be flexible and a stipend may be provided.
To apply, please complete our online application.
Social Justice Internship (College Students)
Youth Empowerment (YEP) interns facilitate and design trainings and workshops that promote peace, anti-racism, and critical thinking among high school and middle school students. College students interning at Boston Mobilization have developed a variety of workshops for high school and middle school youth using popular education methods. These workshops are taken into classrooms throughout the greater Boston area where they provide a safe, thought provoking space for young people to delve into issues that are difficult for them to articulate and deal with.
YEP deals with issues facing today's youth such as racism, violence, militarism, consumerism, homophobia etc. We seek to change the definition of the word "classroom" and empower youth to learn about the issues and take action against injustice!
Boston Mobilization's Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is looking for young people to be involved with all aspects of the project:
• Facilitate: Go into classrooms and inspire critical thinking among high school students.
(approx 6hrs per wk)
• Contribute to the direction of the project and become an experienced organizer!
Help to create, refine and facilitate workshops (10-15 hrs per wk)
No previous experience is required, just bring ideas and enthusiasm and commitment.
Internships are 6 to 15 hrs per week. Time commitments are flexible and can be altered to fit individual schedules. All of our internships are unpaid, but can qualify to meet coursework requirements.
To apply please complete our online application and send your resume and cover letter via mail or email:
Ayanna Parris, YEP Director
30 Bow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138