YAP 2020-2021

Thank you for your interest in joining Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) Youth Activism Project (YAP)!

YAP is now accepting applications to join us in January 2021! Apply today>>

YAP will meet virtually from 4-6 pm on Tuesdays from January 5th through June 13th.

The Fall 2020 term YAP youth selected “school policing and systemic racism” as the topic for their research.

Youth who join in January 2021 will work on sharing the completed research in creative ways with the community, and take action to make change through activism and creative expression.

FALL TERM 2020: youth worked together to identify and research structural racism and school policing.
WINTER TERM 2021: youth will make meaning out of the research and create a workshop, educational event, or educational tool (like a zine) to share their findings with the community.
SPRING TERM 2021: youth will take action to make change around their issue through activism and creative expression. This could look like a protest, a social media campaign, a resource toolkit, a day of action, a video, an artwork, a performance. It WILL be awesome.
SUMMER 2021: During an optional intensive, YAP youth will take what they have learned and use this process on GRCB itself. YAP will identify an issue of concern for GRCB youth, conduct research on how well GRCB is addressing this issue, and present their findings to the staff and Board of Directors. This process will make sure youth voices guide the future and decisions of GRCB.

YAP is now accepting applications to join us in January 2021! Apply today>>

Please submit your application by December 13, 2020 for the 2021 YAP cohort. Youth Activists will be notified about their acceptance by December 18th.

Please know that we have limited spaces for Youth Activists and may not be able to accommodate all applicants this year. Our goal is to cultivate a community that encompasses folks of different life experiences, backgrounds, and history of involvement with our organization. We also greatly consider applicants expression of wanting to positively impact and or learn from others in the space as well as their own self development.