Youth development and empowerment are leading approaches recognized for effective and equitable practice. Along with social justice, these frameworks guide youth allies wishing to facilitate success for youth and families while transforming systems to be more responsive to the needs of program participants. While a number of organizations provide support for out-of-school-time agencies, this initiative distinguishes itself by explicitly supporting the development and empowerment of Youth Allies, which in turn will benefit our communities.
The Oakland Youth Ally Alliance (OYAA) serves as a resource for individuals and organizations committed to positive youth development based in and/or serving Oakland, CA.
As Lead Agency, BOTR coordinates OYAA activities with the support of a Steering Committee from various Oakland-based youth development agencies.
OYAA currently provides:
- Professional Development and Peer Mentoring
- Networking and Socials
- Communications and Resource Sharing
- Issue Identification and Collaborative Problem Solving
When: June 1, 2017 | 5:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Plank | Jack London
Help us end the year with a bang! Join us at Plank in Jack London for a night of fun, OYAA style! Along with the usual opportunity to network, there will be:
- and credits for the arcade.
Also, in “end of the year” fashion, there will be an opportunity for you to recognize some of Oakland’s outstanding youth development professionals & organizations! Included in your registration, there will be space for you to offer the name of a youth development worker or a youth-serving organization that you’d like to recognize. All submissions will be displayed at the event.
To help you in your relaxation and self-care quest, we will be raffling off tickets to the Santa Cruz Board Walk!
We would like to continue to offer engaging networking events held at some of the top and most exciting Oakland venues. Therefore, there is a sliding scale registration fee of $5-25. You are open to selecting the level that fits best during the last step of the registration.
THANKS TO OUR CO-SPONSORS!
California School-Age Consortium | Partnership for Children and Youth | Oakland Literacy Coalition | TRYBE | Fresh Lifelines for Youth | Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
April 28, 2017
March 30, 2017
February 28, 2017
East Bay Community Foundation
January 24, 2017
Everett & Jones
Cesar E. Chavez Library