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Youth workforce presentation
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In The City Internship
*Split into two days for 3 hours
Social Justice Curriculum
Popular education model
Basic Overview of Program
12 youth interns
14 -18 years old
Three cohorts per year
$11 per hour
10-12 hours per week
13 week internship
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center
Failed Ed system
Sexism & Male Privilege
Health & Resistance
POC & Resistance
- Workforce & Leadership training
through a lens of
Youth Development & Social Justice.
Leadership and Event Planning
First nine trainings sessions focused on skill building.
Cohort split into three teams
Final project: produce a youth dance for queer youth and allies.
Social Justice Trainings
Recruitment Process Starts Again
Youth Program Assistants
Youth Advocates also work with interns around issues they face such as - family, housing, and mental & physical health.
Transition Planning - College and Career
Build a resume
College & Career planning -linking to opportunities
Create a transition plan (after internship plan)
"Tree of LIFE" activity
*A mini evaluation for each intern is administered at end of cycle.
Supervision tool helps youth identify job competencies in order to keep track of performance throughout the internship.
Event planning model
“What I’ve learned about myself working at LYRIC is that I am a really inspirational person, not to toot my own horn. But I’ve heard a lot of people come up to me and be like, “Wow, Lolo, I’ve learned a lot from you and you made me [want to] do this or you made me [want to] do that.”And it’s a really good feeling to have to know that people look up to you as a leader. So I’ve learned that I have really strong leadership skills.”
“I think I’ve learned a lot about myself from doing this internship. I came into LYRIC really
struggling to figure out who I was at that time and being hired by LYRIC, and all the curriculum
we learned about gender and sexuality and social justice had really helped me put together
who I am. I really got to put together a puzzle of what my life was and who I was inside myself
and that was the most major thing I learned about myself: who I was and what my identity