Youth Together currently operates at two high schools:
- Castlemont High School, Oakland
- Skyline High School, Oakland
Youth Together is currently on hiatus at Fremont High School in Oakland pending funding.
We are currently looking to expand to new sites! Please make sure to reach out to us if you are interested in having YT at your school site!
Site organizers conduct workshops at each site during the year, lead campaign related school wide events as well as recruit students to partake in trainings, retreats and actions. Each site has a core team of 15-30 students who participate in workshops and school wide activities.
Castlemont High School, which was reconsolidated in 2012, is one of the lowest performing schools in the district. Nestled deeply in East Oakland, Castlemont is a historic institution serving almost exclusively young Black and Brown students from the surrounding community. Due to gentrification, Castlemont and the surrounding area have seen a lot of push out, with some students traveling up to 70 miles to come to school each day.
Castlemont serves almost 900 students, the majority of whom are low income and of color. Castlemont also houses one of the few newcomer programs in the district, supporting around 250 students who are new to the country to acclimate and succeed in our educational system.
Skyline High School though generally regarded as one of the highest achieving comprehensive high school in Oakland, struggles compared to high achieving schools across the state.
Skyline has over 2,100 students. High in the hills of East Oakland, Skyline now serves a diverse group of students, many of whom live in the flatlands and would generally go to Fremont or Castlemont. Skyline also houses one of our One Land One People youth centers, which serves hundreds of students every year.
Fremont Senior High School, which was reconsolidated In 2012, is one of the two comprehensive high schools serving East Oakland. Located on the edge of the Fruitvale community, Fremont serves low income students of color from the surrounding community.