Youth Leaders

Our work is guided by the Youth Leaders Work Group, which consists of youth that have gone through the juvenile justice system. They use their personal experiences to influence decision-makers and shift power in youth justice spaces in LA. Young people coordinate this space to support one another and grow through their trauma. They build leadership through political education, a book club and actively participating in achieving LAYUP’s goals.

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Building Youth Leaders

Cultural Connections

In the summer of 2019, LAYUP youth leaders traveled to the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Lame Deer, Montana to help the native community to prepare the land for a rites of passage ceremony for youth.

Freedom Art

Artistic expression is a key part of healing and positive change. LAYUP hosts concerts and open mic discussions to provide youth a safe space to express themselves and connect to careers in the creative industry.

Opportunities

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Date Posted

Workforce Development

08/03/20

Workforce Development

06/29/20

Financial Assistance

06/29/20

Academic

06/29/20