In October 2023, Youth Advocates For Change launched the student affinity group campaign. We are actively searching for high school students interested in founding/co-founding affinity groups to represent their community. In order to launch affinity groups, the proposed group will need to be pitched and led by a student(s) who represents that group. The team at Youth Advocates for Change will then work with the student(s) to launch campaigns to reach more students and additionally provide resources and provide stipends for student led events.
Most organizations targeted towards Black youth are run by adults. This not only creates a disconnect between the leaders and participants through the enforcement of a hierarchy, but also a skewed vision of what would be most beneficial for this demographic Black people. The youth led Black Youth Empowerment Project eliminates the hierarchy and forges the best path to healing.
We are currently recruiting Black youth based in the San Francisco Bay Area to join our team.