Spokes Header SPOKES is the Youth Advisory Board and paid internship program of Youth Speaks. Each year, 15 young people are invited to be part of Spokes. Spokes members are the public face of Youth Speaks and develop special projects and produce events like the bimonthly Under 21 Open Mic series. Members conduct outreach to schools and at events, help produce CDs, books, and websites, develop press materials, assist in the workshop program, and act as advisers to the Youth Speaks board and staff by meeting monthly to evaluate current programs and brainstorm new ones. Spokes members serve from September to July. This design best utilizes youth development processes and practices, while fully incorporating Spokes members into the daily programming of Youth Speaks.

Application for SPOKES is due June 6th.


Name City School
Bea Angela Carvajal Bea Carvajal Bio Union City Newark Memorial High School
Brandon Mooney Brandon Mooney Bio San Leandro Chabot College
 Celina MaKwan Celina Ma-Kwan Oakland Oakland School for the Arts
 Emma Koger Emma Tasini-Koger Berkeley Berkeley High School
 Gerardo Caamal-Hipolito Gerardo Caamal-Hipolito San Francisco Mission High School
 Jerome Robles Reyes Jerome Robles Reyes Daly City College of San Mateo
 Jesus Lasso Jesus Lasso El Camino El Camino High School
 Jonny Chang Jonny Chang Berkeley Berkeley High School
 Laura Cervantes Laura Cervantes Santa Clara Archibishop Mitty
Maria Fresnosa Maria Fresnosa Bio San Francisco El Camino High School
 Monet Boyd Monet Boyd Richmond El Cerrito High School
Nicole Lovette Nicole Lovett Bio Oakland Oakland School for the Arts
 Reyvin Macala Reyvin Macala Bio Union City Newark Memorial High School
 Shayanna Wooten Shayanna Wooten Oakland Holy Names
 Sophie Elkin Sophie Elkin Bio Oakland Oakland School for the Arts
 Tassiana Willis Tassiana Willis San Francisco San Mateo College
 Tehan Ketema Tehan Ketema Berkeley Berkeley High School