Youth 360: Youth Advisory & Leadership Alliance
Are you a young leader (grades 6-12) living in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga or Ashtabula County? Do you want to become an advocate and activist for change in our community?
The application period is now closed for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Youth Advisory and Leadership Alliance, Youth 360. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
To submit a recommendation letter:
- Complete the form online here or
- Download the form here and email to to Sharon Kidd firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject line: Youth 360 Recommendation Letter for “Applicant Name”.
Learn About Youth 360:
- What is Youth 360?
- If I start serving as a Youth 360 Ambassador, what would I do?
- OK, I want to apply, but who gets selected?
- If I were selected, when and where would I need to be?
- What if I (or my parent/caregiver/teacher) have more questions?
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Youth Advisory & Leadership Alliance, or Youth 360 for short, is a group where young leaders gain skills to become change agents and activists in their community.
In addition to leadership development and character building, Ambassadors (grades 6-12) will help inform and provide insight toward:
- youth initiatives and educational content
- creation and development of CRCC mobile application
- recruitment and training objectives for other youth ambassadors within CRCC’s 4-county service region
Youth 360 members will also get the chance to learn about related topics, such as oppression, gender identity, media literacy, and comprehensive sex education. Participants will build skills like: program design, community activism, team building, peer communication and leadership!
- Attending mandatory Youth 360 residency programs, which are typically one Saturday per month (as needed, subject to change) from 9am-12pm virtually.
- Create a uniquely designed project with help from group leaders to reach members of a given community (school, place of worship, online community, etc…) about the issues of sexual violence, dating violence, sexism, etc…
- ’21 Cohort will assist in the creation of content and design for CRCC’s developing mobile application by way of multiple focus groups
- Provide guidance and feedback to inform youth programming efforts
- Contact CRCC mentor once a month for individual development
- Attend two group outings (dates to be determined)
Unfortunately, we cannot choose everyone who applies. We will interview and select students who:
- Are grades 6-12
- Describe themselves as leaders, and have adults recommend them as such (via recommendation letter).
- Will commit to 80% (or better) attendance for all program requirements
- Live in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga or Ashtabula Counties
The required sessions will be hosted from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. virtually unless otherwise noted.
- Interviews Feb 15-19, 2021
- Youth Focus Group (High school) Tues, March 2, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
- Youth Focus Group (Middle school) Wed, March 3, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
- Monthly Sessions: Saturdays March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, August 7, September 11, October 2, November 6, and December 4, 2021.
- Additional working sessions or group outings may be added to the calendar; participants will be notified in advance. It is encouraged that participants attend all sessions.
Between each month, there may be “project sessions” that are offered to enable students to work exclusively on their community project work. These will be offered in a “choose one of three or four dates” format, and will be mandatory.
All sessions will be facilitated virtually. Some sessions will be hosted at community sites throughout Cuyahoga County if permitted. Locations and notifications will be made in advance.
Want to learn more about Youth 360, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Youth Advisory & Leadership Alliance? Please reach out to Sharon Kidd, Director of Education and Outreach, at email@example.com or (216) 973-0808. Thank you.
Prospective Y-360 Ambassadors will receive consideration without discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, disability, handicap, sexual orientation, citizenship status or any condition prescribed by state or local law.