What is Student Organizing?
The Student Organizing Team is a cohort of rad students from across the country that lead campaigns to make material improvements in student lives! Members of our Student Organizing Team run strategic issue-based campaigns for racial justice, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, workers’ rights, survivors’ rights, and more.
What do Student Organizers do?
In this program, students have organized successfully for:
- Free condom and menstrual hygiene dispensers on campus
- Gender neutral housing and restrooms at their schools
- Defeat of Campus Carry, Anti-Trans Bathroom, Abortion Parental Consent bills
- Restorative Justice policies in K-12 schools across their state
- Dismissal of violent campus police officers following police brutality
Advocates for Youth provides all student organizers with organizing and media training, ongoing technical support, and a stipend for each semester ($600/semester, total $1,200/year). Preference will be given to applicants who are associated with a student group and local community organization. Attending our upcoming virtual Youth Activist Institute (September 8th-12th), is mandatory.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Organizing a campaign for change at your school and/or community
- Participating in monthly one-on-one check-ins with Advocates for Youth staff
- Participating in Advocates for Youth’s national campaigns
Who can apply to be a Student Organizer?
- Be based in the U.S, at a high school, trade school, college or university, and between the ages of 14-24
- Available to attend and fully participate in the Youth Activist Institute on September 8th-12th
- Commitment to organizing a campaign for change at your school and/or in your community