Youth in Action Internship Fundraiser!
About Youth in Action
Youth in Action (YA!) is our youth leadership program. Youth of color from 8 local schools across the Eastside, South East LA, and Long Beach neighborhoods come together on campus and in the community to fight against environmental racism, build youth confidence, and power all alongside our non-youth members at East Yard.
About Our Fundraiser
Youth members’ passion, critical understanding, and fearless-ness has been important for every campaign and movement win East Yard has accomplished to this day; this includes our work around Extreme Energy Extraction and the oil refinery work in Long Beach, the Exide battery recycler shut down and community clean up process that continues, and the call for zero emissions for the 710 freeway to name a few.
Youth in Action wants to continue to be a home for youth leadership and growth, a safe space to build the necessary skills for youth to organize each other and the community at large. We truly envision a paid Youth Internship position is the way to go by providing direct 1 on 1 mentoring on a weekly basis and financial compensation for the time and commitment.
Our fundraising goal is $2,100 for stipends, supplies, and transportation needs. Your financial support to help build youth confidence, leadership and power would be deeply appreciated!
Youth in Action