Apply to join the 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort!

*** Deadline extended to Friday, January 27th at 5pm ***

The 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort is FREE professional development for staff from community-based organizations that directly work with teens in San Francisco. Through twice-monthly day-long workshops, the cohort is an intensive training that will cover topics such as: Preparing for Youth Leadership, Skill-Development for Youth Leaders, Engaging Multiple Intelligences, Youth-led Service Learning, and Program Evaluation.

Each training will utilize both best-practices in youth empowerment as well as peer-learning and reflective practice. Additionally, each cohort member will develop an individualized work plan that will lead engage youth leaders to develop a youth-led project in their respective programs/agencies in Fall 2012. Select members may also qualify for individualized coaching to meet work plan goals.

Cohort Training Dates/Times

All trainings will take place from 9:30am-3:30pm. January 31 February 14, 28 March 13, 27 April 10, 24 May 8, 22 June 12, 26 Additional training dates will be announced when group is formed.

Application Criteria Must work for a 501(c)3 non-profit agency based in San Francisco Must work directly with youth from San Francisco Current job responsibilities must include program planning, development, and/or program delivery and service provision Interest in increasing youth voice/leadership in programs

CLICK HERE to download the application or visit Applications are due on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5pm. Please submit questions and completed applications to Bryant Tan, Youth Empowerment Fund Manager at

2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort Application


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