New Voices Summer Academy Now Accepting Applications

New Voices Youth on Rafting Trip

Are you an Oakland youth who wants to make a difference?

Do you know an Oakland youth passionate about environmental and social justice?

New Voices is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy (Summer Academy). The Summer Academy is a 6-week program for youth and young adults, ages 15 – 19 in Oakland.

The Summer Academy program includes:

  • Field trips where students can see environmental and social justice issues up close and meet those who are taking action now
  • Community projects such as tree plantings, air monitoring and creek cleanups
  • Participation in meetings and hearings regarding policy affecting Oakland neighborhoods
  • Externships with organizations involved in climate and social justice
  • A monthly stipend and free lunch

Students must have an interest in environmental or social justice and be able to attend trainings at the Rose Foundation office in Jack London Square. Preference will be given to high school students participating in Oakland Unified School District’s ECCO program. If you are a ECCO student, this program is for you!

Click here to apply!

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