What Youth Mobilizers Is
Youth Mobilizers is a program that is administered by The Family Y and funded by Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for high school students wherein youth will partner with adult leaders in a collaborative process of research and reflection on youth–identified issues with the goal of community change.
The heart of Youth Mobilizers is a focus on student-driven projects that meet one of three goals:
Celebrate teens and their interests/accomplishments
Further teen skills and experience in an area of teen interest
Empower teens’ voices in the community regarding topics that are important to teens.
How Youth Mobilizers Works
Youth will propose a project that will meet one or more of the above stated goals. Upon approval from the director of Youth Mobilizers, a plan will be developed to accomplish the project (including concrete deliverables, timeline for completion, training needed, and stipend amount). Following the completion of the project (or monthly if the project is ongoing) the student will receive a stipend.