SPOKES is the Youth Advisory Board and paid internship program of Youth Speaks. Each year, up to 16 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 bi-monthly Under 21 Open Mic series. SPOKES members serve from August to June. The SPOKES program design best utilizes youth development processes and practices, while fully incorporating SPOKES members into the daily programming of Youth Speaks. 2015-2016 Applications are now open.