Spokes

SPOKES

Are you a Bay Area youth (13-19 years old) looking to join a community of artists, poets, and leaders that will change the world? Well, look no further. We are officially accepting applications for SPOKES – our Youth Advisory Board and paid internship program. Each year, we invite up to 16 remarkable young people to be part of SPOKES.

Not only are SPOKES members the public face of Youth Speaks, but they receive artistic and leadership development that prepares them to be leaders in their school, community, and the world at large. From producing Under-21 Open Mics to powering festivals like Life is Living, SPOKES members will have unforgettable experiences that impact their lives forever. 2017-2018 Applications are now open!

We are not currently accepting applications for SPOKES. We will open the application process in February 2018.

2017-2018 SPOKES Cohort

isabela
Isabela
I am inspired by brave, resilient activists and artists everywhere, sunsets, and my mama.
kayla
Kayla
I am inspired by organizers who fight for equal rights, Erykah Badu and The Roots music, and culture that is around me.
marianna
Marianna
I write to give remembrance, speak, and let out my feelings.
melanie
Melanie
I write to express my gayness, push myself out of my boundaries, and make people laugh.
morris
Morris
I write to grow as a person, connect mentally and spiritually with people, and free minds.
nia
Nia
I write to be able to breath again, express inspiration, and inspire the next greatest.
rose
Rose
I write to feel my emotions fully, engage creatively, and reflect on and critique myself and the world.
yash
Yash
I am most excited to be on SPOKES because I want to give teenagers a safe place to do what they love.
cassie
Cassie
I write to embrace my sensitivities, express my emotions, and bring old memories back to life.
jason
Jason
I am most excited to be on SPOKES because I want to give a voice to my community.
jada
Jada 
andrea
Andrea
carmel
Carmel
grace
Grace
lisabelle
Lisabelle
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I am most excited to be on SPOKES because our team is awesome!
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