RISE UP & ACT: YOUTH FOR CHANGE

Rise Up & Act: Youth for Change engages transitional age youth (ages 12-26) in community mobilization and organizing activities to advocate for healthier public policies around substance abuse, simultaneously increasing their own empowerment, activating home-grown leadership and bolstering their agency in the world. As youth-driven project created by The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM), Rise Up & Act: Youth for Change is dedicated to activate community mobilization, engage youth in activism and advocacy, raise awareness around substance use disorder prevention, and create dialogue between youth and system leaders.

Rise Up & Act: Youth for Change welcomes all youth (ages 12-26) to participate in this virtual interactive advocacy campaign! Participants should sign up for one of the two age groups-- Gen-Z Advocates (ages 12-18) or Gen-Z Mentors (ages 18-26) -- to participate in monthly peer-led meetings, virtual trainings, yearly summits, and our big Rise Up & Act: Youth for Change conference!

 

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

>> Rise Up & Act Fact Sheet (click here)

>> Gen-Z Advocates Application Ages 12-18 (click here)

>> Gen-Z Mentors Application Ages 18-26 (click here)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

>> Rise Up & Act: Youth for Change Kick-Off (rsvp here) - September 29th | 5:30 - 7:00 PM (PST)

We're kicking off our youth-driven project dedicated to teaching advocacy in community and leadership skills to transitional aged youth (12-26). All transitional aged youth are invited to participate and help advocate for health justice through public policies. Learn more here

 

CONTACT US

Miguel Villegas - miguel.villegas@twlmp.org

Stevie C. Barron - stevie.barron@twlmp.org