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About the Position
Position: 2241 - Youth Social Justice Team Member
Organization: Studio.89
Position Address: 1065 Canadian Place, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers
Description
Are you 15 years old (and under 26)?

Do you want to explore arts-based activism?

Do you want to be part of an innovative and revolutionary network of change makers in Peel?

You are cordially invited to join Studio 89's Youth Social Justice program. This program aims to bring like-minded youth together to join in workshops, critical discussions, campaign and event planning on social justice issues that are important to all of us!

Stay inspired, empowered, and creative by joining our movement of change makers in Peel!

PLEASE click on 'Apply Now!', below, to directly access our online Application Form!

Goal
'Studio.89' is a social enterprise project of 'Youth Troopers for Global Awareness' (YTGA), a youth-led not-for-profit organization that mobilizes and empowers young people for social justice through the arts. Born in 2006 in Mississauga, Ontario, YTGA was founded by a group of very passionate students determined to bring about awareness of global and local issues through creative writing, visual art, theatre, and the spoken word. We aim to be accessible and inclusive to all youth, all over the world!

Local youth meet weekly to discuss social justice issues that matter to them, plus organize events, campaigns, and activities around these! Important team collaboration to gain experience in civic engagement and social action, while effecting change locally and globally. In doing so, local youth are able to build relationships with each other while learning about different social justice issues that are happening currently around the world. With that knowledge, they can raise awareness and incorporate art and fun designed to create change!

As a 'Youth Social Justice Team Member', you will join others in the utilization of Studio.89's space to organize events, campaigns, and much more. The goal is to empower you by giving you the opportunity to use Studio.89 to create your own platform of social justice change.

Benefits
> By becoming a member of the program, you will become empowered through gaining insight on social justice issues and what we can do to address and solve these issues in our local communities and around the world.

>> You will learn valuable skills such as teamwork and team building, event planning, outreach, leadership, and effective analysis of social justice, plus vital communication skills.

>>> You will learn about the challenges and intricacies of working at a social justice oriented not-for-profit organization.

>>>> By becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to engage in arts-based activism and you will be able discover how social justice issues impact your own life and the lives of others.

>>>>> AND ... Keep in mind that with your participation, you will be rewarded with volunteer hours, a reference letter, and the satisfaction of giving back to the community.

Position Qualifications
Must be a committed individual, (age 15 to 25), passionate to learn about and address youth social justice issues, and equally ready to volunteer and to contribute to the community locally and beyond.
Min Age: 15    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Any Duration
Start Date:2019-02-11
Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening
Consistently once a week, 2 hours a week for meetings.

Scheduling to be planned in accordance with availability and need.

For those who are planning specific events, campaigns, etc., hours will increase.

Training
Orientation for a new 'Team Member', with weekly meetings for all members to update developments, programs, projects, and any training required.

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Arts & Crafts, Communication/Journalism, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Music/Theatre, Program Coordination, Research/Evaluation, Youth Mentorship
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.studio89.org
https://www.facebook.com/Studiooo89/
https://twitter.com/studiooo89


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