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YOUNG PEOPLE IN RECOVERY

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Young People in Recovery (YPR) envisions a world where everyone can access the necessary resources to recover from substance use disorder.
YPR’s mission is to provide the training and networks all individuals, families, and communities need to recover and maximize their full potential.
Visit the YPR website at www.youngpeopleinrecovery.org _for additional information.

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Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, and develop leaders amongst young people, making it easier for them to find and maintain their recovery from addiction. YPR establishes city and state chapters, which act as vessels, carrying out our organization's vision and mission. Our chapters wear two hats: Advocacy & Action.

Advocacy: Chapters identify and support key policy measures that are already in place in their community, in addition to identifying needs and providing support to solutions. That support comes through attending open policy dialogues, testifying in front of their elected officials, or hosting town hall meetings where we educate our community on the importance of supporting these policy measures which often deal with improving recovery related resources.

Action: YPR chapters are literally providing the resources and services it is advocating for better access to. Despite our advocacy, the recovery community, and the population of people that make up the recovery community are still the most underfunded and underrepresented body of people in this country. This is mainly because addiction is the most underfunded public health issue in this country. This is largely due to the stigma and discrimination that our YPR’s members face every single day. This is one of the main reasons why we advocate. Accordingly, YPR chapters will fill this void now by providing direct services through workshops. These workshops are designed to help young people in or seeking recovery secure employment, seek stable housing, and explore continuing education.

Civic engagement specialist responsibilities:
⦁ Assist in planning chapter events in coordination with local, state, and national organization program coordinators
⦁ This includes but is not limited to housing, employment and education workshops; town hall meetings; speaking events; membership recruiting events; fundraising events and/or social activities for the chapter.

⦁ The civic engagement specialist will assist in creating and executing communication strategies with marginalized youth, agencies, organizations,and policymakers
⦁Assist in gathering and evaluating data about issues facing underserved and underrepresented populations in the bay area
⦁Assist in devising policy statements and talking points concerning issues and topics in the field of public health

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About YOUNG PEOPLE IN RECOVERY

Location:

150 ONEIDA ST, DENVER, CO 80220, US

Mission Statement

YPR’s mission is to provide the training and networks all individuals, families, and communities need to recover and maximize their full potential.

Description

Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, and helping develop leaders amongst young people, making it easier for them to find and maintain their recovery from addiction. YPR establishes city and state chapters, which act as vessels, carrying out our organizations vision and mission. Our chapters wear two hats: Advocacy & Action.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

188 embarcaderosan francisco, CA 94102

(37.7798,-122.417)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy
  • Public Advocacy
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours per week

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