Accepting applications for our Youth Leadership Board!
5-7 Teens will be selected to serve on Fanm Saj Leadership Board for the Restorative Justice Ecosystem for Fall 2021- Spring 2022. This position will be a paid position. The Restorative Justice Leadership Board teaches young people the knowledge and skills to be confident peacekeepers in their schools and local communities. Throughout the program, the Board will work with Fanm Saj and partners to build the skill set of high school age youth, and support for safe and healthy communities. and to hold officials accountable on solutions.
In the Spring of 2020, Fanm Saj invited its partners, Collective Sistahood, Melanated Essentials, Cherades Youth Theater Project, Pillow Talks of South Florida and Spiritual Essences, GEM Culture and Powerhouse Holistic Health Education Organization to develop an innovative interactive virtual program to support youth with distressing and addressing their individual concerns during this collective trauma experience.
Quarantine & Heal is a 4-week virtual program that teaches a diverse range of Black youth, ages 13-24 and from different backgrounds and cultures, about Social Justice and offers interactive holistic wellness activities that offer healing justice to our youth. Over 100 youth have been impacted by this programming youth leadership programing since the Spring of 2020.
Spring 2021, Cohort #3 is now complete. We were able to expand our network of partners and volunteers with Collective Sistahood, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, The Golden Black Sheep, Fondasyon Zaka, Amelia's Garden, Spiritual Essences, Cherades Youth Theater Project, Yoga with Amanda Bazil, and Cultural Historian Dr. Gilles.
On May 8th, 2021, we will be hosting a Youth Showcase to give the youth leaders an opportunity to share with the community what they've learned through out the Quarantine and Heal programming.
Quarantine & Heal - Youth Edition
Thank you to our Quarantine & Heal Youth Showcase Sponsors:
Rara Lakay Nou Red Net
Power U Center for Social Change
Southern Birth Justice Network
Third Wave Fund.