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jidan koon

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Review for Youth Together Inc, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The most frequent comment I hear from staff and youth about Youth Together (YT) is that this organization walks its talk. When YT says it fosters peace, unity, and justice, it does this through excellent political education and services to schools as well as how it operates as an organization. YT, from its organizational leadership to its youth leadership, is committed to doing the right thing whether we are talking about everyday actions or big scale educational equity campaigns.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

quality services to public schools ranging from support services to political and cultural education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

real support for staff, good management, solid infrastructure that helps staff do what they do best (organize for educational equity, develop student leaders).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredible, connected, and inspirational. YT fosters local leadership and encourages youth to become staff to become staff leadership to become leaders in the movement...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the face of education and youth engagement in the Bay Area. I see chapters at all high schools in every major city - supported by experienced and caring young adult organizers, with a full on summer camp, and frequent regional conferences/get togethers.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

need more funding and sometimes burnout.

One thing I'd also say is that...

YT does its absolute best in conditions of limited resources and challenging community climate - with limitless heart!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Board Member & I was the Director of the One Land One People Youth Center and met leaders (youth and adults) that give me faith in the future.