The HopeWorks’ Youth Leadership Project is a service-learning program promoting healthy relationships, behaviors, and attitudes. The goal of the project is to inspire introspective thinking, social consciousness and the use of these concepts to reduce interpersonal violence.
Youth Leadership is open to teens of all genders age 14-18. The project provides an affirming and safe space for all students.
HopeWorks’ Youth Leadership Project explores many topics related to violence prevention including healthy relationships, media literacy and the safe use of technology, social constructions of femininity, healthy masculinity, self-management and self-care, body policing, bystander intervention, healthy sexuality, cultural relativity, bullying, gender dynamics, and understanding intersectionality and root causes of oppression. All Youth Leaders serve as outreach specialists, educating their peers and encouraging personal and community safety.
All Youth Leaders serve as outreach specialists, educating their peers and encouraging personal and community safety.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Youth Leadership is capped at 16 students.