Boston Parents Training New Youth Organizers
For the second year in a row, the Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON) held a successful Youth Summer Initiative, training a new group of students to be advocates for education in their local communities.
BPON, an OTL ally, works to organize parents and families who are marginalized (whether by race, class, language, disability or immigration status) around education issues to ensure quality educational opportunities for all students. During the Youth Summer Initiative, students and youth organizers, ages 13-18, received training on issues like the Boston Public Schools Code of Conduct, peer leadership and grassroots organizers.
We look forward to seeing what these new young voices bring to the education debate on behalf of their communities!
Learn more about BPON and the Youth Summer Initiative here.