Cleveland, OH 44113
EYEJ drives social justice reform by empowering young people to advocate for change. YDJ: Youth Discussing Justice allows students the chance to meet regularly with trained front-end volunteers to engage on a wide variety of topics youth face that relate to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in a judgment-free setting. YDJ is the ﬁrst step in empowering young people to advocate for change and leads to becoming a Changemaker for the better. At this time, EYEJ has served over 1,700 students through relationships with 29 schools and 7 recreation centers in Cleveland. Through the power of civil discourse, diverse volunteers including local community members, peers, and any one of the 750 other volunteers meet with students in a safe, trauma-informed environment that encourages honesty on difﬁ cult subjects. YDJ’s front-end volunteers are trained to utilize a trauma-informed approach to meet our students where they are and encourage back and forth dialogue. YDJ front-end volunteers have then moved on to creating more social impact for their communities in the areas of voting, community development, and workforce development! Volunteers Wanted: Training and speaker guide provided for all roles. All volunteers must complete 1-hour training. Topics include: Exploring Violence, Toxic Stress, Exploring Money, Conﬂict Resolution, Exploring Technology, Police Youth Relations, Achieving a Positive Mindset, Invest in Your Future, Civil Rights, Education, Equality, Healthy Eating, Power and Privilege, Race and Justice, Stress and Its Triggers, The Roots and Branches of Community Issues, Community Asset Mapping, Photography and the Power to Story tell FACILITATOR * Facilitate the discussion * Facilitate the discussion * Familiar with the EYEJ mission and design YDJ * Requires ongoing and consistent commitment to a classroom and their success * Background check required SPEAKER *Spend 1hr with 6-12th grade students discussing social justice topics and 45min with the EYEJ team for pre-and post-discussion reﬂection (1hr 45min total) *Be yourself and share relevant experiences, thoughts, stories, and expertise while engaging the students in an active discussion COORDINATOR *Observe the discussion and pass out necessary materials. Time keeper, take notes/quotes, and a photograph of the group Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume AND sign up at eyej.org/signup- as a Volunteer!
Date Posted: Apr 1, 2022