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Work with Stockton youth to create social change!

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Changeist

  • 18 people are interested

* THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR PEOPLE AGES 17 - 26 *

At Changeist, you will work on a team to learn to design, implement and improve spaces for youth to learn and practice changemaking skills. Your role will be to recruit diverse youth and volunteers and help them find agency in some of the most challenging issues that we face today. You will do this by creating thoughtful, culturally responsive workshops and experiences to enhance learning. At the end of the program year, the youth you lead will feel more equipped and empowered to take on issues most important to them.

This is a fast-paced environment, great for problem solvers and creative types who are excited to bring their ideas into youth programming.

Your role will include:

  • Recruiting middle school, high school and college-aged youth with high energy classroom presentations.
  • Nurturing and cultivating relationships with schools and community-based partners to help youth access social justice practitioners and leaders.
  • Designing curriculum and learning experiences (field trips) for youth to build community and learn about complex social justice issues.
  • Coaching a small learning community of youth in civic reflection, enhancing their learning and experience.
  • Creating new programs that take place outside of Saturdays for alumni to further develop their leadership skills or learn about a new career pathway.
  • Analyzing data to improve the quality of programming week to week.
  • Leading special projects that will build on the current work of the organization.

More opportunities with Changeist

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About Changeist

Location:

811 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Changeist is to build a community of diverse young people that utilize their personal agency to create a more just society.

Description

Changeist convenes on Saturdays between January and July. Youth, ages 11-26, form diverse teams, serve a minimum of 100 hours, and complete team-based projects. Middle school-aged youth work through issues in monthly modules that incorporate interactive learning, active service projects, and individual and team reflection. During the final months of the program, our middle school teams work together to explore a topic of their choosing, developing service projects to address their issue. High school-aged youth are placed on teams that explore one issue in great depth throughout the year. During the final six weeks of the high school program, teams partner with local community organizations to complete capacity building projects. These externships provide more experiential, in-depth learning opportunities for our older youth, while providing nonprofit partners with the resources needed to take on an additional project of need. College-aged youth lead teams of middle school and high school youth, supporting the building of an effective team and program-wide culture, while gaining professional skills in youth development.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

110 North San Joaquin StreetStockton, CA 95202

(37.95448,-121.28736)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • 40-45 hrs/wk
  • To be eligible you must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17-26 and have not completed more than 3 full years of service at another AmeriCorps program.

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