EYEJ is a non-profit organization that thrives on empowering and amplifying the voices of teens and pre-teens by bridging them with diverse individuals to engage in interactive discussions centered around social justice. These group members were able to pilot the Discussion Series focused on 6-8th graders to discuss issues that are relevant to today’s society, such as: exploring money, civil rights, stress and its impact, conflict resolution, and much more.
Volunteers will be asked to dedicate two hours to each event. Events will take place at one of the three CMSD schools EYEJ serves: Miles Park, Mound, and Fullerton. The first and last half hour will be spent preparing for the discussion and reflecting on it, while the middle hour is when the discussion with the children occurs.
February discussion will look at entrepreneurship and investing in one's self. Students will explore different ways they can invest in themselves and see what qualities they have that would allow them to pursue their dreams. Volunteers engage in this discussion by listening to to what the students have to say and sharing experiences from their own life.
Volunteers do not have to experts on the topic or have experience speaking to students. All volunteers receive training before the event as well as a topic guide to follow. Each volunteer is paired with another volunteer speaker allowing the students to get multiple perspectives on the topic.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the discussion series, we have an information session coming up on Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-7:30PM. The event will be at the EYEJ office at 3535 Perkins Avenue in Cleveland. The event will include more information about EYEJ and the discussions
- Child Welfare
- Life Coaching
- Public Speaking
- General Education
- Social Work
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 1 hour training+2 hour event