Temple Youth VOICES
The centerpiece of the UCCP's youth leadership development activities, VOICES seeks to build the individual and collective power of youth through collaborative research, education, and relationship building with community partners, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Integrating youth media, youth leadership development and youth organizing activities in community and university-based settings, VOICES helps develop the academic, technical and interpersonal skills of participants, connect them to their communities, and provide them with the knowledge and education necessary to make positive choices in their lives and meaningful change in their communities. Combining media with youth leadership development and community youth organizing activities enables VOICES participants to gain valuable technical skills and a strong comfort level with using technology while learning how to effectively use the media they produce as a tool for creating positive change. Participants meet two afternoons per week from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Temple's campus and one Saturday per month for special activities. Summer programming is 4 days per week, 5 hours per day over six weeks. Participants are typically between 14 and 18 years of age. VOICES is implemented by the UCCP's Leaders Corps.
For more information, please contact:
Temple Youth VOICES Coordinator