Grounded in our commitment to peace, unity and justice, the mission of Youth Together is to address the root causes of educational inequities by developing multiracial youth leaders and engaging school community allies to promote positive school change.


We do research, as well as create and provide political education to our students across sites. We believe that youth are integral to creating lasting change in our communities, and make sure that we equip our students with the tools they need to think critically.


Our students learn the value of community first hand through the outreach work that we do. We strive to give our students the opportunity to lead their community, but first make sure that they are grounded in the skills.


While we teach our students that the community is the first place to organize, we also make sure to arm our students with the advocacy skills they need to make broad and institutionalized changes to better the experiences of their peers.

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2 days ago

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While experience can be helpful, will this experience exacerbate what is already an incredibly charter heavy district & enrollment process?The OUSD head of enrollment Charles Wilson has resigned. Now the head of the charter school office Somali Murarka, who has been in her position for less than a year, is also going to be in charge of enrollment. Here is part of the email superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell sent to senior staff today.
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4 days ago

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Rise and grind! This morning, we’re talking about what our ideal schools like like with Public Advocates, as well as interrogating what LCAP means & how to make it more effective. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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Did you miss us?!

We are currently in week 2 of our Summer Institute, in collaboration with Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), where we take our students through a dynamic 3 week training, organizing, and education program!

Week One focused on KNOW SELF: Often taken from Jose Rizal’s famous quote, we focused on giving students an opportunity to learn about their history, their voice, and their power.

Week Two is KNOW COMMUNITY, and we are focusing on understanding and deconstructing systems of oppression and power. Today, for example, we learned about Globalization & transnational companies, as well as touched the surface of understanding restorative practices.

Check out some of what we’ve done so far, and stay tuned for Week Three: DO ACTION!

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