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.


POLITICAL EDUCATION

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.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

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.

EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

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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5 days ago

Youth Together

Tonight, the OUSD Board of Education is making decisions on whether or not to cut proposed positions. Positions include:

- Restorative Justice is proposed to be almost completely eliminated - 20 positions (including 4 program managers, and 16 RJ school site facilitators)

- Office of Equity - 3 positions (including the Deputy Chief, and 1 Program manager from one of the targeted strategies - Asian Pacific Islander Achievement, African American Male Achievement, Latino Student Achievement).

- Teacher Quality (1 position on Retention & Recruitment)

- Mental Health, Nutrition and Wellness (4 Social Emotional Learning positions, 14 Behavioral health)

- College & Career (6 counselor positions, 3 college access positions, 1 summer internships position)

If you, like us, think that this is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS, then COME TO TONIGHT'S MEETING AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Hold your board members accountable to giving our students a QUALITY education- before it's gone!
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