Job Title: Youth Organizer Fellow
Hours: 15 hours a week; July 2017 – August 2017
Asian American Organizing Project is seeking our next cohort of high school Asian-identified Youth Organizer Fellowes (15 – 18 years old & must be in high school) to outreach and engage youth and young Asians in local neighborhoods. This is a learning experience based on our three topics that include: Civic Engagement, Gender Justice, and Community Organizing. Fellows who are accepted will be given a stipend and bus card. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017. Please submit an email addressing the questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org with Youth Organizer Fellow in email subject.
● Read materials and prepare questions related to discussion
● Participate in related field work, field trip, and community events
● Organize educational and social youth events
● Adopt a Ward and drop literature
● Table and outreach at events
● Register eligible, new young voters
● Collaborate check-ins with Youth Coordinator & Organizer Trainer
● Attend trainings on community and cultural organizing; racial, and gender justice; and conversational Asian language when applicable
Skill Sets Developed:
● Racial & Gender justice analysis
● Public speaking & workshop facilitation
● Events planning, & management
● Basic Fundraising
● Literature Drop process
● Door-knocking & phone-banking
● Volunteer recruitment and outreach
● Voter registration guidelines & legality
● Issues affecting MN youth Asian communities
● Non-partisan electoral and civic engagement
● Asian cultural nuances related to gender and racial justice
● Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of underrepresented Asian communities
● Enjoy and willingness to learn about building young Asian self-determination and power, and train the trainer skills
● Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people, and people of all background and identities
● Works well in challenging environment both independently and as part of a team
● Ability to stay on task and good time management with work, home, and school work
- Why do you think it’s important for Asian youth to be active in educating their family or community about issues affecting them? Please use 1 or 2 issues to explain.
- What are you hoping to gain from this youth organizing fellowship?
- What is one skill or experience that you can bring into the youth organizing fellowship?