Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.), a project empowering young people to become community leaders and organizers, is beginning its new year of programming on September 26th. We are currently recruiting thirty young people between the ages of 14 and 17.
The first sessions will include an intensive orientation during which the group will work together to create their own community agreements and expectations. They will also go on a scavenger hunt to learn about the resources and history of Crown Heights. The group will speak with community members and listen to their concerns, as well as think about places where violence is most likely to happen and why.
If you, or someone you know, are 14-17 years old and are interested in becoming a youth organizer, click here for an application.