Apply to join the 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort!

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, Supervision Strategies, 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 youth leaders to develop a youth-led project in their respective programs/agencies in Winter 2012. Select members may also qualify for individualized coaching to meet work plan goals.

Cohort Training Dates/Times

Note: All trainings fall on Thursdays and will take place 9:30am-3:30pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23
  • September 6, 20
  •  October 4, 18
  • November 1, 15, 29
  • December 13

Application Criteria

  • Must work for a 501(c)3 non-profit agency based in San Francisco and work with directly youth from San Francisco
  • Minimum one year of experience working directly with youth
  • Must have support from agency supervisor to participate
  • Current job responsibilities must include program planning, development, and/or program delivery and service provision
  • Interest in increasing youth voice/leadership in programs

Applications are due on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5pm.

Please submit questions and completed applications to Prishni Murillo, Youth Empowerment Fund Manager at

2012 SumSp YE Cohort Application

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