Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Youth Voices Network is a group of volunteers who have had personal experience with dating abuse and/or intimate partner violence before the age of 24*. Meetings are held on the final Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in downtown Manhattan. Exact location will be disclosed upon acceptance. Ability to attend meetings is strongly preferred, but not required, for participation. Please get in touch to discuss your individual schedule!
(*Age limit only pertains to the experience itself; applicants of any age are considered for membership.)
The primary aims of the group are to:
Let young people know that they are not alone
Prevent dating abuse by increasing community awareness
Promote discussion about the factors of healthy and unhealthy relationships
Direct survivors to helpful resources
In the 2016-2017 year we were proud to meet these aims through a variety of different opportunities. Members have shared stories with one another, youth/peers, government officials, and the media. The Youth Voices Network has also hosted several events in an effort to highlight individual talents/showcase methods of healing. Examples include:
How the Media Can End Rape Culture discussion panel
New Voices open mic for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Ongoing speaking engagements at Day One trainings
And many more. We are always tailoring what we provide to member interest. Bring your ideas, we are happy to have them!
The Youth Voices Network is a safe space to foster healthy relationships. Humans of all races, religions, genders, and sexualities are welcome.
To complete an application, please visit http://www.dayoneny.org/join-the-youth-voices-network/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application!
To submit the application, or for more information, please email us at email@example.com.