Do you know a young person who wants to make a change in the community? Are you a teenager who is tired of the violence and ready to do something about it? If so, apply to join Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets today! Apply Here: http://crownheights.org/yosos/apply/

YO S.O.S. ApplyToday (1)Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) is the youth branch of Save Our Streets Brooklyn. YO S.O.S. gathers young people who have been exposed to violence and who want to make social change and trains them to become peer educators and community organizers in the movement to end gun violence.

Through a combination of hands-on workshops and community organizing opportunities over the course of 8 months, YO S.O.S. participants develop fundamental leadership skills including public speaking, team work, creative problem solving, emotional regulation, networking, event planning, resume writing, and campaign strategies among others.  Participants who successfully complete the program receive a stipend, community service credit, and assistance in securing paid summer employment or internship positions.