“Some of my favorite programs at RYSE have been Youth Justice Initiative (YJI), counseling, Sister Circle, Let's Talk About Sex, Breaking the Frame: Anger Management (BFAM), and the different art programs.”
In the 6th and final session of this Series, we invite you to Radical Healing for Systems Transformation: Building Collective Care in our Organizations. We are pleased to have Dr. Shawn Ginwright of Flourish Agenda as our featured presenter. Dr. Ginwright will be sharing a framework and principles of radical healing, where culture and connection are centered, where relationships are primary, and where our success is beloved community.
This month, RYSErs continued to enact what it means to "Be A Kid" and to be a leader. Here's a glimpse of our most recent work, including youth speaking truth to power at school climate workshops, community advisory committee meetings with WCCUSD, youth organizing retreats and youth exchange, regional poetry slams, our SoCal college tour, and much more. Plus: photos from our most "lit" Be A Kid fundraiser yet!
"I read heartfelt notes left on our community altar; heard shouts released during a video game competition and murmurs of quiet consolation in the counseling room; saw colorful marble painting activities and young people connecting over a card game; and listened to poems being read. Where else can we find all of that in the midst of painful experiences? Yet it’s key to healing and creating relationships that allow for transformative change."