In our Young Activist Leaders program, young people:

  • Explore social justice with other Spokane-area young people who value equality, human rights, economic justice, and peace!
  • Sharpen your skills to lead and make change!
  • Help make your group or club better, faster, stronger!

YALP is right for young people already active in or leading student groups, faith communities, and community groups as well as for folks new to activism. It’s a great opportunity to help new leaders grow or to create student projects! Every month participants will

  • attend skill-building educational workshops (see topic list below).
  • volunteer with a group of their choice (including PJALS of course!).

Workshop Topics:

  • Campaigns for Change: Planning and Coordinating
  • How to Recruit and Mobilize
  • Effective Meetings
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning
  • Generating Media Coverage
  • Public Speaking
  • Nonviolence and Militarism
  • Identity, Privilege, and Oppression
  • LGBT Equality and Liberation
  • Moving Racial Justice Campaigns
  • Corporate Power: An Economic Reality Check
  • Negotiating with People in Power
  • …and more!

YALP bullhorn logo and slogansWe provide a gathering place for young people to ask questions, to educate each other, and to explore social justice work together. Our hands-on program helps grow a vibrant network of young people committed to social justice. In addition to our monthly two-hour workshops, a Saturday retreat in the fall and in the spring mean we can cover lots of ground, provide a full toolbox of tools–not to mention a binder of resources–and really accelerate the development so that your group can make the changes you want to see… better, faster, stronger!

 

Download our flier and info sheet here.

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“Not only did this program give me numerous, explicitly useful tools for my activism, it refueled my spirit every month and encouraged me immensely to stay involved and active. I was treated like my work really mattered.”

“This program has been incredibly helpful and enjoyable. It helps young activists realize and utilize their own power and promotes their autonomy as leaders and organizers.”

“The Young Activist Leaders program is an amazing experience for all levels of personal experience. It is a wonderful opportunity for current leaders to share their knowledge with those who seek it and to ensure there are future leaders to push boundaries, ask questions, and seek justice.”