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.
The project provides an affirming and safe space for all students.
Open to girls and trans*, and gender non-conforming teens age (14 to 18), explore 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.