Bay Educators & Organizers For Youth Voice
September 2021 – March 2022
A free online community and professional development training series led by Youth Speaks Director of Programs, Gabriel Cortez, and Associate Director of Programs, Sandy Vázquez, exclusively for Bay Area educators, librarians, organizers, after school coordinators, and others that work with teens. Participants receive exclusive access to Youth Speaks lesson plans, individualized support, a PDF copy of “Between My Body and the Air,” one annual assembly performance or workshop at their site, and more. Come if you are interested in having fun, building community, trading resources, experiencing Youth Speaks pedagogy as a participant, and getting the support you need to lift up the voices of your students all year-round. Come if you are looking for support in starting a SLAM Club at your school or organization to compete at the annual Unified Poetry Slam in April. It is never too late to join and all experience levels are welcome!