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
Check back. More events coming soon!
June 1, 2017
April 28, 2017
March 30, 2017
February 28, 2017
East Bay Community Foundation
January 24, 2017
Everett & Jones
Cesar E. Chavez Library