“Oh hi! Great to see you here! I’m Oh Boy. I use they/ them pronouns. I work with Youth Rise Texas, you’ve heard of Youth Rise Texas, huh?” Español
“Follow me, and I’ll tell you all about what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and our plans for the future of transformative change in Texas!” Español
“First, I want to share with you some important data, so you understand the context for the young people and communities.” Español
“This is just the tip of the iceberg. Young people in Austin are affected by criminalization, policing, incarceration and deportation in numerous ways…” Español
“Which is exactly why we developed programming that puts youth at the forefront of healing and safeguarding our communities and realizing rights.” Español
Our model not only trains youth to heal and transform communities through community base, grassroots organizing, it also ensures that young people develop critical life skills, are paid just wages, and provide emergency support…” Español
“We are so proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the last eight years…” Español
“Over the last year we re-organized to establish eight distinct programs under the pillars of leadership development, youth organizing and healing justice…” Español
“…..eight distinct programs under the pillars of healing justice and youth organizing with our leadership development pipeline ingrained in them all” Español
“Our vision for the future is jam-packed with innovation and impact. We have the potential to change the political landscape in Texas, and plant seeds of generations of change. . . and we are just getting started." Español