Youth ALIVE! named a 2017 Oaklandish Innovator

2017 Innovator Award to Youth ALIVE!

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Youth ALIVE! is thrilled once again this year to announce that our Teens on Target (TNT) Youth Leadership program has been named an Oakland Innovator by Oaklandish. Our founding program, TNT trains students at Castelmont High School and Life Academy in East Oakland to become leaders, mentors and violence prevention educators to their peers. Every year at TNT, dozens of high school students master a comprehensive violence prevention curriculum (designed by Oakland students) and then deliver violence prevention workshops in middle schools throughout the city. They also take their ideas and their message to the media, to city leaders and into the community. Last year they presented workshops to over 900 Oakland middle school students and participated in over 20 civic events, including public hearings and rallies.

Oaklandish inspires Oakland pride through their fun and innovative clothing and accessory designs and through a great variety of community nonprofit partnerships. We love working with them.

We’ll be present at an Oaklandish site soon for our Oaklandish Day. Check back here for announcements.