ARISE's Youth Leaders are a cohort of stipended youth who meet throughout the year to support their development, relationships, and work as community organizers.
What do arise
Youth Leaders do?
As an ARISE Youth Leader, you will participate in a range of learning opportunities including:
political education trainings, where you will develop your knowledge of systems of power, yourself, your community, and justice work
school visits and youth organizing conferences, where you will build power with youth organizers across the country
workshops with local community organizers, where you will develop leadership, advocacy, and organizing skills
participating in and organizing community workshops, gatherings, and political actions with other youth organizers across the city
campaign work to build youth power across the city and fight for educational justice in our public schools
Youth Leaders are expected to participate in an application and orientation process; commit 4-6 hours a week to the program; lead ARISE work within our programs and our larger organization; build relationships with the Youth Leader cohort, other youth organizers, and classmates; share knowledge, skills, and opportunities for leadership with other youth outside of ARISE programs; recruit youth to ARISE programs; and invest in social justice work.
Our current cohort is working in coalition with youth organizers at Providence Youth Student Movement to launch a campaign for educational justice in the Providence Public School District.
Interested in applying?
Youth Leaders recruit a new cohort of youth once a year. Interested youth must go through an application process. In 2018, applicants were asked to attend a one day orientation, submit this application form and participate in a group interview with Youth Leaders.
Captions (left to right):
1). Brian competing in the papaya salad eating contest at PrYSM-ARISE's Southeast Asian New Year Youth Celebration
2). Francois making a stencil of a butterfly at the PrYSM-ARISE Campaign Art Workshop
3). Patrick, Aaron, and Serrina explaining their school design at the PrYSM-ARISE Educational Justice Retreat
4). Visiting the Resilient Roots community farm in Camden during the Grassroots Asians Rising youth conference
5). ARISE Youth Leaders meeting activist and prison abolitionist Cece McDonald after the screening of her documentary, Free Cece!
6). Building projection in Philadelphia by Asian American community activists at the Grassroots Asians Rising youth conference
7). ARISE Youth Leaders at our annual Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership dinner
8). ARISE Youth Leaders Symone, Brian, and Renina
9). ARISE and PrYSM Youth Leaders participating in a school build workshop with the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE) at the PrYSM-ARISE Educational Justice Retreat
10). ARISE and PrYSM Youth Leaders at the Youth Leadership Institute in Massachusetts
11). Ger and Deijah at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives with a poster made by Mealaktey
12). ARISE and PrYSM Youth Leaders at the PrYSM-ARISE Campaign Planning Retreat
13). Brian and Nick at the Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership School Visits
14). ARISE and PrYSM Youth Leaders facilitating a workshop at the Youth Leadership Institute in Massachusetts
15). Youth organizers from across the country at the Grassroots Asians Rising youth conference in Philadelphia
16). Destiny and Nancy posing a question to Providence city council candidates at the Providence Housing Crisis: City Council Candidate Forum.