ELEVATING YOUTH VOICES TO REDESIGN MIDDLE SCHOOL
CALLING ALL YOUTH LEADERS!
WE NEED YOU, YOUR VOICE, AND YOUR LEADERSHIP!
Join a group of youth leaders to redesign schools so they really work and meet the needs of youth leaders like you in our community!
If selected, you will have the opportunity to share your experiences, ideas, and story by working side by side with the Bridgemakers Youth Executive Team!
Rolling Application Deadline: Sunday, June 12th by 11:59PM
OUR YOUTH LEADERS
De’Jiohn “D.J.” Brooks, 23
Jose Perez, 22
D.J. was first arrested and jailed at 16. He found his passion for mentoring youth as a teen athletic coach for the Sanneh Foundation. D.J. is Executive Director and young men’s group leader at the St. Paul nonprofit World Youth Connect, a leader with the Council for Black Male Success and one of four Bridgemakers Social Impact Fellows.
Jose has firsthand experience with the juvenile justice system. Jose is also a proud graduate of the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul and is prime example of the impact of students having access to non-traditional school models. Jose is the youngest appointed official to the City of St. Paul City Council (Reparations Legislative Advisory Committee) and is a youth executive and board member for Bridgemakers.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Youth Leaders (ages 11-14)
A willingness to share personal story
A willingness to share ideas and work with others
Interested in making schools serve the needs of youth
Ready to make community change
Experience with and/or involved with juvenile justice system (preferred, not required)
$300 Stipend (+Bonus)
1:1 and Ongoing Mentorship
All-Expense Paid Youth Retreat
Support with Academic, Career, and Personal Goals
MANDATORY IN-PERSON DATES:
Overnight Youth Retreat: Saturday, June 18th to Sunday, June 19th
Youth Voice Middle School Redesign Summit #1: Thursday, June 23rd
Youth Voice Middle School Redesign Summit #2: Thursday, August 11th
Public Town Hall: Tuesday, September 27th