Youth Together was founded in 1996 and works in Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond. They deal with inter-racial violence and inadequate school conditions.
Their Oakland sites are Castlemont, Fremont and Skyline High schools. They conduct workshops at the schools, lead school-wide events and recruit students to participate in the programs. There are 5 "Lead Student Organizers" at each site who facilitate the campaigns as well as a core team of 15-30 students at each site.
Youth Together offers training and afterschool political eduation programs on a sliding scale.
There are 3 "One Land, One People" sites: one at Skyline High School, one at Fremont, and one at Youth Empowerment School.
Youth Together utilizes four main programs to meet our mission:
1. Youth Together Student Teams: Youth Together operates student organizing clubs on six school campuses to develop student leadership skills, multiracial solidarity, and to improve school conditions.
2. School-Based One Land, One People Youth Centers/Collaboratives: Youth Together operates multi-service collaboratives and youth centers on high school campuses.
3. Community-Based Youth Centers/Collaboratives: Youth Together advocates and organizes for community based multi-service collaboratives and centers and partners with local officials to design, plan, and develop these centers.
4. Regional Programming: Youth Together provides regional programming to core youth leaders and is the lead member of the ODB network, a regional network of youth-serving organizations working to improve a variety of issues which impact the areas’ young people.
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