Youth Advocacy Program Recruitment & Informational (January Meet-Up)

On Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6pm Project MI will hold its first Meet-Up of 2018!

In this meet-up we will be recruiting for our Youth Advocacy Program and providing an informational about our  group mentoring work at G.W. Carver High School.

YAP Recruitment

After our informational, the following committees will meet:

Youth Summit Planning Committee (for those interested in planning programs for youth)

Legislative & Policy Research Committee (for those in the legal and related fields)

Narrative Committee (for artists, other creatives, and anyone interested in telling the real human stories of mass incarceration and our youth)

If you are new to MI, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our Youth Advocacy Program and join a committee to get straight to work!

The Meet-Up will be held at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (1 N. Front St.). Parking on the North side of the Law School, on Court Street, is free beginning at 6pm.

 

November Meet-Up

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6pm at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (1 N. Front St.)  Project MI will hold its November Meet-Up!

This is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about Project MI and get straight to work!   After our general business meeting, the following committees will meet:

Youth Summit Planning Committee (we suggest this committee for those interested in planning programs involving youth development)

Legislative & Policy Research Committee (we suggest this committee for those in the legal and related fields)

Narrative Committee (we suggest this committee for artists, other creatives, and anyone interested in telling the real human stories of mass incarceration and our youth)

Change Committee (we suggest this committee for those interested in galvanizing the community around some of our projects, and coordinating service opportunities within these initiatives–leadership needed for this committee!)   

Additionally, our Youth Advocacy Program Committee will not meet at our November Meet-Up, but if you are interested in information on how to become involved click here.  We suggest the Youth Advocacy Program for those interested in serving as group mentors and understanding issues impacting Memphis youth.

The meeting will be held in the Reading Room, located on the Fourth floor on the South side of the building.    Parking on the North side of the Law School, on Court Street, is free beginning at 6pm.

October Meet-Up

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6pm at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (1 N. Front St.) Project MI will hold its October Meet-Up!

After our general business meeting, the following committees will meet:

Youth Summit Planning Committee (if you are new to MI, we suggest this committee for those interested in planning programs for youth development)

Legislative & Policy Research Committee (if you are new to MI, we suggest this committee for those in the legal and related fields)

Narrative Committee (if you are new to MI, we suggest this committee for artists, other creatives, and anyone interested in telling the real human stories of mass incarceration and our youth)

We will also call for the assembly of a “Community Action Committee,” which will be responsible for galvanizing the community around some of our projects, and coordinating service opportunities within these initiatives.   

Our Youth Advocacy Program Committee will not meet at our October Meet-Up, but if you are interested in information on how to become involved with our Youth Advocacy Program, and group mentoring opportunity youth through self-advocacy, click here.

If you are new to MI, this is the perfect opportunity to join a committee and get straight to work!

Parking on the North side of the Law School, on Court Street, is free beginning at 6pm.

Service Opportunities

Mentors

Mentors of all ages and demographics are needed for our Carver Youth Advocacy program (YAP).   For more information on Carver, see here.  Mentors must attend our Youth  Advocacy Program Training on Monday, September 18, at 6pm, Benjamin Hooks Public Library.    If interested attend the 10/6 YAP Training and/or email pjmimemphis@gmail.com.

Juvenile Justice Volunteers

For those that qualify, we would love to have a few Shelby County Juvenile Court volunteers in our group, especially in light of our “Free MI Kids” Campaign. See this link for more information, requirements and procedure.  Email pjmimemphis@gmail.com to let us know if you decide to apply!

Immigration Liaison
Also, we are still seeking a liaison to find ways that we can support and partner with our Latino brothers and sisters in this struggle that touches the new wave of mass incarceration–immigration detention.  If interested, email pjmimemphis@gmail.com.

Working with Opportunity Youth

Watch Project MI Youth Advocacy Program Co-Coordinator Jaques Hamilton talk about working with opportunity youth and how mentors changed his perspective as a youth!

If you missed our Youth Advocacy Program Training in full, but want to serve as a group mentor in our Program, click here to find out how!

Youth Advocacy Program Orientation & Training Tonight at 6pm

Those interested in participating in our “Free MI Kids” Youth Advocacy Program (YAP) should plan to attend tonight’s Justice League Training on Monday, September 18, at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Public Library (3030 Poplar Ave) at 6pm where members will be prepared for time with Project STAND students at G.W. Carver High School. All potential group mentors, discussion leaders, and other participants should attend.

The goal of the YAP Training Session is to prepare MI members for group interaction with youth aged 16-18 who have had contact with the justice system. After orientation, training will cover the following topics: how to be a good mentor and engaging opportunity youth.

YAP’s goal is to resource and mentor Carver opportunity youth in a way that recognizes individual youth potential, while providing tools to become better self-advocates. We will also assist youth in goal setting, developing positive self-identity, and communicating social priorities to policy makers. Through our discussions and activities, we additionally aim to gather youth perspectives on education, the youth justice system, and social progress.

Service Opportunities

Mentors

Mentors of all ages and demographics are needed for our Carver Youth Advocacy program (YAP).   For more information on Carver, see here.  Mentors must attend our Youth  Advocacy Program Training on Monday, September 18, at 6pm, Benjamin Hooks Public Library.    If interested attend the 9/18 YAP Training and/or email pjmimemphis@gmail.com.

Juvenile Justice Volunteers

For those that qualify, we would love to have a few Shelby County Juvenile Court volunteers in our group, especially in light of our “Free MI Kids” Campaign. See this link for more information, requirements and procedure.  Email pjmimemphis@gmail.com to let us know if you decide to apply!

Immigration Liaison
Also, we are still seeking a liaison to find ways that we can support and partner with our Latino brothers and sisters in this struggle that touches the new wave of mass incarceration–immigration detention.  If interested, email pjmimemphis@gmail.com.