First Monday Discussion: Innovative Youth Engagement and Untested Approaches
As part of the United Philanthropy Forum, CNJG members are invited to this webinar on youth engagement.
During 2018’s midterm elections, the electorate is estimated to have experienced the highest youth turnout in 25 years. Between this recent election and preparing for 2020, youth organizing groups are innovating and experimenting with bold new strategies to build power. From young people of color leading the way on immigrant rights and the school to prison pipeline, to post Parkland mobilizations and the Sunrise movement, these pacesetters are expanding scale, building alliances, and developing leaders. At the same time, funding for youth engagement often peaks around election cycles and disappears. To address some of our country’s biggest challenges, we will discuss how robust, year-round investment in young people’s leadership that joins electoral and issue focused efforts, and advances a strong connection between young people and adult organizations can benefit the work already being done.
In this conversation, we will highlight creative approaches, trends, and funding for supporting youth leaders and organizations. Hear directly from young leaders about the cutting-edge strategies they are employing, and where they see opportunities to build on the progress made in 2018.
Viri Hernandez, Poder in Action
Prentiss Haney, Ohio Students Association
Alejandra Ruiz, Youth Engagement Fund
Eric Braxton, Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Rappaport Family Foundation
Cost: This briefing is offered free of charge thanks to FCCP members’ financial support. It is open to funders and philanthropic advisors only.