PODER’s Youth Program is a youth leadership program focused on social and environmental justice through hands-on activities and workshops.
This summer we will be intentionally focused on team building and connecting to our roots in our community through: gardening, cultural exchanges, political education, making art, eating together and having fun! We will also be learning bike riding skills as a form of environmental justice, expanding our transportation by decreasing our carbon footprint, and community building.
Youth program will run from June 15th- July 29th 2022
Our program will be in person both outdoors and indoors (practicing covid safe protocols) in Excelsior and Mission District locations (all bus/bart accessible!). Our summer will culminate with a showcase of our work on July 22nd and then we take off for a fun, week long bike camping trip from SF-Santa Cruz on July 24th-July 29th.
Wednesdays: Fun, political education workshops with Chinese Progressive Association (most will happen at Hummingbird Farm in the Excelsior).
Thursday/Fridays: Environmental Justice Education and bike skills training (will mostly happen in Mission District.)
This is intended for youth who:
🖐want to connect to other youth
🍃want to learn about environmental justice and be active in their communities
🍃💚🎨 Want to get connected to a network of youth organizing, artists, farmers and bike riders!
want to build their bike riding skills in the city and are looking to go on a week long bike camping adventure!
The week long camping trip at the end of summer from July 24-July 19th in collaboration with California Field School and Food Wise Teens is a free trip and will be available only to youth who complete the summer program.
If youth have a busy summer, and can only participate on Wednesdays, this is an option! However, you will not be eligible for bike camping trip.