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Youth

Organizing

Summer 2021 Applications

Opening Soon!

LOVE

We can always do more together. That's why we grow supportive relationships with one another and practice self care and self love.

LEARN

The issues you care about most connect to broader systems. You can learn about these systems and build skills to lead change and organize others!

ACTION

Make a difference in your community. By using what you learn and working together, you can do incredible things. 

One Love Global's Freedom Summer Youth Organizing School is a summer experience for youth ages 12-25 to engage in community organizing and long-term transformative change. Through Freedom Summer, young people who identify as Black or African American are at the table to influence decisions affecting their life right now.

APPLY

Summer 2021 Application Opening Soon!

Build the skills you need to make a difference in your community! Over the course of 8 weeks, you'll learn about important topics related to social change, including the history of Black-led organizing, civic engagement and voter education, relational organizing, healing justice, and social entrepreneurship. 

 
 
Black Background

HISTORY

Organizers formed Freedom Schools in 1964 during the fight for Black voting rights in Mississippi. It was designed to teach popular and civic education so that Black people could develop the knowledge and skills they needed to be active political organizers, voters, and elected officials.

 

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) created curriculum that included Black history, civic educations, art, and more, all rooted in the lived experiences of young Black Mississippians.

Freedom Summer paved the way for the 1965 Voting Rights Act and laid the foundation for the electoral-justice and political-organizing efforts in organizing today.

 
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Questions?