Youth Empowerment Project
NOTICE: YEP is following social distancing. In acknowledgement of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person meetings are currently postponed until further notice to protect our volunteers and community (that’s you!). Check your email for updates and ways to get involved, or join the mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our profile at Instagram.com/Youth_Now for mindfulness tools and check-ins every Wednesday and Friday.
We’re building community in Southwest Washington, empowering youth to lead healthy lives. We see youth and adults as equal partners. We motivate and inspire young people to pursue goals and dreams. We help overcome obstacles and build resilience. YEP members live out our story and keep our community strong.
Media & advocacy skill building
Share health research
Have tough conversations
We are guided by the following beliefs, core assumptions and principles. These adapt and change along with our members and are developed by youth volunteers.
Check in with one another each meeting.
Always consider where we can go from here.
Discuss how we feel and what we think, early and often.
Enter with an open heart, be receptive to others, show up and engage.
Express our care for one another and share our appreciations out loud.
Seek new ideas, perspectives and listen with intent.
Meet people where they are. Be flexible and adapt to each individual.
Create a tolerant environment by welcoming people of all genders, sexual identities, political views, races, abilities, ages and more.
Offer helpful ideas, feedback and seek fresh perspective.
Connect youth with positive and supportive adult role models.
Light snacks and refreshments provided.
This is a voluntary/unpaid opportunity but service hours are tracked.
No leadership/prevention experience or drug/alcohol education necessary.
Contact staff for accommodations.