On Wednesday, February 21st from 8:30am-9:45am we will hold our first Youth Advocacy Program Group Mentoring Session of the semester along with Project STAND at Carver High School (1591 Pennsylvania Avenue)!

We are excited to announce that this semester we will move from focusing on self-advocacy to community advocacy with Carver youth!  While last semester we spent much of our time discussing the justice system and providing information about youth rights and the juvenile courts, this semester we will begin encouraging youth to become community advocates.  As you may know, many youth that end up in the justice system deal with serious sustainability and other issues related to public health. Hence, we will be working with youth to address an issue related to public health in their community, schools, or homes.  

If you plan to attend this Wednesday’s session and/or need the specific instructions for the Session, please email pjmimemphis@gmail.com letting us know that you plan to attend.

All attending Project MI members must have completed Youth Advocacy Program (YAP) Orientation & Training.  If you did not attend the YAP Orientation & Training in person, but would like to attend any of our group mentoring sessions at Carver, please do the following:

  1. Watch the YAP Orientation & Training Videos here (Parts 1-7).
  2. Email pjmimemphis@gmail.com indicating what sessions you plan to attend (see below) and swearing that you completed the above YAP Orientation & Training Videos Parts 1-7; and
  3. Complete this Shelby County School Volunteer Application/Screening Form and bring it with you to the event, or email to pjmimemphis@gmail.com.

Remaining Group Mentoring Session Dates are:  February 21st, March 7th, April, 11th and May 2nd.   All meeting times this semester are at 8:30 am.

As reflected in the YAP orientation video, it is not necessary that group mentors attend each and every session.  However, our youth should see familiar faces in the sessions so we ask that our group mentors commit to at least two of the scheduled sessions. There may be additional opportunities to group mentor over the summer.

Please email pjmimemphis@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you for your dedication to our youth!

Written by demefrank

mother, womanist, law prof, prison abolitionist. Demetria does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from the viewpoints expressed in this article or post.

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