Although this is pretty sweet, this is not what we mean by Youth Driven
And we definitely don’t mean this….
What we do mean is:
WE BELIEVE YOUTH HAVE THE RIGHT TO MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING THAT AFFECTS THEM PERSONALLY, POLITICALLY AND PROGRAMMATICALLY.
Since youth are experts in their own lives and needs, youth are involved in all aspects on POSSE including training, outreach, event planning and the day to day operations of the program. Youth can receive their 40 volunteer hours for school or probation hours by participating in our program and 2 youth per community are paid for training and outreach service.
And while we do love zombies, we hope you don’t feel accosted like this woman when you see us approach you on outreach! We are actually very friendly, and we don’t bite! Promise!