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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!
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.
2021 Summer applications are open through June 20, 2021! Apply now!
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.
Freedom Summer 2021 will run from Monday, July 5th - Friday, August 27th.
We will meet via Zoom on Mondays & Wednesdays 1-4 pm EST and for 2 hours on either Thursday or Friday, based on group preference (you'll be asked whether you would prefer Thurs or Fri in your application).
Freedom Summer participants receive $400 upon completion of the program. Please note that attendance and participation requirements must be met to receive the stipend.
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.