NEED

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.

 

PURPOSE

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.

 

ACTIVITIES

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
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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PAST EVENTS

June 1, 2017

Plank Oakland

April 28, 2017

United Roots

March 30, 2017

Beyond Emancipation

February 28, 2017

East Bay Community Foundation

January 24, 2017

Everett & Jones

Cesar E. Chavez Library