Youth Leadership & Development

The welfare of young people has been at the core of the work of Filipino Advocates for Justice since it opened its doors in 1973. Positive youth development is a top community priority. Filipino youth face an environment with growing violence, a lack of community-based support and after-school programs, shrinking employment opportunities and intergenerational tensions. 

In response, Filipino Advocates for Justice works with over 100 youth annually to build resiliency to risky behavior and foster positive decision making, healthier lifestyle, and completion of school through cultural grounding and appreciation for community service and leadership. 

In-School Programs

FAJ’s in-school youth development programs provide prevention education and peer support to help young people develop healthy decision-making skills. 

After-School Programs

FAJ offers afterschool programs aimed at year-round youth-led leadership development, political education, and civic engagement.

Transitioning Age Youth (TAYO)

FAJ’s support group for Transition Age Youth

Summer Leadership Development Program

About SLDP

Filipino Advocates for Justice holds an 7-week summer internship program aimed at developing leadership while providing political education and community organizing training. Cohorts of around 20 or more high school to young adult interns throughout Alameda County have the opportunity to work on current FAJ campaigns and activities such as voter registration drives, neighborhood canvassing/phone banking, community garden work, and peer educated workshops. 

Do you have any questions, or would you like to become a member?

Fill out our contact form and a staff member from our youth organizing group will be in contact with you!

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