Youth Leadership Programming
Just Us is grounded in social justice principles and provides a space for middle school youth of color to build community, increase social justice awareness as they discuss history and current events, and support each other in dealing with the challenges they face.
Girl World is a leadership development program for girls, femmes and non-binary/gender expansive youth of color. Program activities support participants as they cultivate self-esteem and self-advocacy, learn the power of teamwork, research, and promote awareness of social justice issues, particularly those affecting them. Through these activities, Girl World participants develop leadership skills, explore their college and career options, and learn about the importance of positive decisions and healthy relationships.
Full Circle is a restorative justice training series for emerging adults (17-24 years old) that is a prerequisite for becoming a Peace Ambassador. This training is a free professional development training. Our goal is to provide young people with a grounded experience and understanding of Restorative Justice. By the end of this training, participants will have developed skills to identify and assess individual and group needs, using Restorative Justice skill-building practices.
The Peace Ambassadors Program is a paid apprenticeship for young adults (17-24 years old) who have faced homelessness or are system involved. Participants learn to become professional Restorative Justice practitioners. This apprenticeship is designed to be the most intensive RJ training available in the city, with over 400 hours of training coupled with weekly real world practice facilitating programming in communities and schools.
Join Alternatives for bi-weekly Intergenerational Circles! We meet with elders, youth, and emerging adults from varying lifestyles with the hopes of breaking the generational obstacles that limit growth and development. We will be meeting bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 3:00- 4:30 pm.
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