YOUNG ORGANIZERS UNITED (Y.O.U.)
Young Organizers United (Y.O.U.) is a group of high school aged youth from various backgrounds who are dedicated to strengthening multi-issue and multi-racial coalitions designed to overcome ethnic, and racial, mainly the racially disparate treatment in high schools.
Y.O.U. members believe the student voice is crucial in shaping and implementing policies that concern their education. Because they realize that learning occurs everywhere, they want to actively participate in making their education serve them well.
Y.O.U. embraces policies of inclusiveness to protect individuals against discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, age, or other categorizations used to oppress one group for the benefit of another. Y.O.U. works to provide information, skills, and leadership training to help empower youth. Y.O.U. also embraces student-centered learning (SCL), and works actively to promote SCL practices throughout the Manchester School District.
Y.O.U. members come together with open minds twice weekly to discuss what’s going on in their lives and community in a safe space. They work together to bring about positive changes in their schools and community..
For more information abouy Y.O.U. programs, contact Youth & Education Organizer, Adol Mashut.