2017 Young Organizers United’s Summer Program

The Y.O.U Summer Program is an intense eight-weeks experience featuring two cohorts of programming; the Advocacy Team and the Journalism Team.
Members of the Advocacy Team will learn the different processes of community and youth organizing while working on two Y.O.U. year-round campaigns: Student Representation within MSD Campaign, and the Office of Civil Rights Resolution Agreement Campaign.

The Journalism Cohort will allow members to discover the art of Digital Storytelling through hands on experience, leadership development, and self-exploration. The program will do this through a social justice, grassroots community organizing, and advocacy lens. Youth will develop their writing skills for digital and print media, learn and understand the roles and responsibilities of the news and media in the 21st century, build and manage their own portfolio, take and edit pictures, videos, and podcasts with professional equipment, and  experience different types of Journalism(e.g. Public Relations, Social Media, Photojournalism, Broadcast Journalism, Professional Newswriting, and Investigative Reporting.)

 

Each team will have 4 members, making a total of 8 youth members in the Y.O.U. Summer Program. All members will receive weekly stipends for travel & other expenses. Members from both teams will be invited to the Nellie Mae Youth Leadership Institute 2017 from August 7th – 9th.
WHEN June 27th-August 14th
WHERE27 Lowell Street, 3rd Floor, Granite State Organizing Project office

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or apply below by June 10th, 2017!

Summer Program Application 2017

Summer Program Application