The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t altered EYEJ’s mission to engage Cleveland's youth in vital social discourse and empower them to become advocated for change. Discussion Series groups are still meeting on a weekly basis, virtually, through a new program called Youth Online Discussing Justice (YODJ). EYEJ has served over 1,500 students in 15 different school and recreation centers in the Cleveland area. Youth Online Discussing Justice (YODJ) connects students in grades 6 through 12 with necessary resources for day-to-day life and puts them in direct engagement with diverse professionals trained in the development of emotional learning. Guests including local community members, peers, and educator meet with students in a safe, intimate environment that encourages honesty on difficult subjects. Curriculum has been tested over time to be of practical value and prepare students for school and the future. The 10-week program consists of seven weeks in a Discussion Series and three weeks in a Photography Reflection Event.
If you are interested in volunteering, go to eyej.org/yodj for more information and to sign up!
Our mission is to empower and amplify the voices of teens and pre-teens by bridging them with diverse individuals to engage in interactive discussions centered around social justice.
Mission & About EYEJ EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice empowers and amplifies the voices of teens and pre-teens by bridging them with diverse individuals to engage in interactive discussions centered around social justice. Through outreach, discussion, and advocacy, EYEJ meets Cleveland’s underserved youth where they are and empowers them with tools and strategies to create positive change in their lives and our community. Through the Discussion Series and EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council, EYEJ has served 1,500 underserved youth, 99% of color and considered to be in poverty. EYEJ believes social justice means equality and opportunity for all. We believe a commitment to social justice requires us to value our collective diversity and commit to challenging injustice while simultaneously advocating on behalf of those who have the least. History Following the Trayvon Martin ruling in August, 2013, and the not guilty verdict, Mai Moore in collaboration with June Antoine set up a civic discourse meeting with Plymouth Church, UCC members. This dialogue concluded that youth deserved and needed new forms of support to be empowered and in the first meeting created EYEJ and the Discussion Series in which they test-piloted for two years. http://eyej.org/our-story/
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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.