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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The YA-YA Network is seeking youth leaders! Please apply by Feb. 5!

The YA-YA Network is looking for passionate and motivated young people interested in activism and social justice. We are seeking youth (15-19 years old) that want to learn how to take on a leadership position in a variety of social justice movements by building skills needed to make change happen.  APPLY HERE!

Application only takes 10-15 mins!

About Us: The Ya-Ya Network is a youth-driven social justice organization focusing on providing youth with alternatives to joining the military. We are committed to supporting young people, especially from marginalized communities, to become leaders in the movements for social, economic and racial justice. We are actively anti-racist, feminist, and allies to the LGBTQIA* community. Find out more about us at or visit our Facebook page. 

Program Description: We begin with political education and anti-oppression workshops. We will examine root causes of the problems in our communities and the ways people have organized to make change happen. You will get the chance to work with your peers to build your communication, organization, and activist skills. You will be able to share lessons learned and work together to build a more just world. Other opportunities include: outreach, tabling, speaking on panels and events, and facilitating workshops for other groups.

Program Hours: The program meets throughout the school year, meeting after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 7 PM (Days may be subject to change). Additional activities, like meetings, films, conferences, rallies, & protests, will occasionally be scheduled outside of program hours.

Upon completing all requirements of the program, including regular attendance, you will receive a stipend. Train passes and lunch will be provided during summer hours. Please be advised, this youth internship opportunity is for the entire year, not just the spring/summer terms. 

Application deadline is February 5th, 2016, but we recommend sending it as early as possible so we can schedule an interview.

Location: Workshops are given at our space, located centrally in Manhattan, accessible by most train lines. We are located at 224 W 29 ST, 14th floor

Think YA-YA is the space to cultivate strengths and drive one's passion for social justice? Apply or forward to someone you may see fit for just this! You can apply online !

This application is our way to get to know you. Share about yourself! After processing your responses, we’ll ask you to come in for an in-person interview. You can e-mail us at if you have any questions!

Melody Benitez
Senior Staff @YaYaNetwork1
Research & Advocacy in Education and Youth Justice

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