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Why should you or your child join the Interfaith Children's Movement Youth Alliance Academy for Social Justice 2021 session?

If you are or know of youth ages 12 to 18 and have an interest in serving the beloved community, gaining foundational knowledge on social and justice issues, and learning how to advocate and mobilize. WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU!

The Youth Academy offers:

  • Ten Saturday virtual classes from June to November
  • Platform to learn, engage and become empowered as youth leaders and change agents now
  • Group of diverse and inclusive participants
  • Classes facilitated by an experienced cadre of volunteers
  • Opportunity to learn issues aligned with ICM’s core action areas and unique approach to advocacy
  • Training on civic engagement
  • Occasions to hear from faith leaders, living legends, activists, and youth leaders
  • Showcase of individual advocacy-service projects

There is no cost to participate in the Youth Academy.

Begin your journey as an advocate by applying at the form to the right (below on mobile) or by clicking the link below:


Paradigm of the Youth Alliance Academy for Social Justice


  • Try your best to attend all 10 classes. 
  • Each class is on a Saturday and begins at 10:00am and ends at 12:00pm, with breaks totaling 20 minutes.
  • Classes are scheduled from June to December.
  • Currently all offerings are virtual, and you will be provided the zoom link and agenda at least 5 days in advance of each class. You will also receive a reminder the day before each class.
  • Please know that classes will be recorded.


Class One, June 12, 2012: Introduction to ICM and Unique Approach to Advocacy

Class Two, June 26, 2021: Race and Criminal Justice

Class Three, July 10, 2021: Poverty and Housing

Class Four, July 24, 2021: Child Safety and Protection

Class Five, August 14, 2021: Education

Class Six, August 28, 2021: Heathcare and the Environment

Class Seven, September 11, 2021: Pathway to Advocacy

Class Eight, September 25, 2021: Civic Engagement

Class Nine, October 16, 2021: Advocacy-Service Project Overview-Assignment of Mentor

Class Ten, November 13, 2021: Project Check-In



Completed application. Due June 26, 2021

Completed and signed Permission Form. Due June 26,  2021

Completed and signed Media Release. Due June 26, 2021

Date of first class. June 12, 2021

Declaration of Advocacy-Service ProjectOctober 16, 2021.

Assignment of Mentor. October 16, 2021.

Date of Last Class. November 13, 2021.

Project Due December 11, 2021.


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