The boldest youth leadership activity Girls Inc. PNW offers.
Leadership Council serves as the youth leadership body of our organization. Comprised of amazing young leaders from communities across the Pacific Northwest ranging in age from 8-18, Leadership Council members help our affiliate understand the needs of young people, and use the power of their voices to create meaningful change within their own communities. Youth serve on Leadership Council for at least one year, focusing and honing skills around leadership, advocacy, and community action. These skills are built through engagement with community partnerships, a variety of experiential learning activities, as well as individual and group advocacy and research projects.
YOUTH ADVOCACY PROJECTS
Throughout the season, Leadership Council members follow Girls Inc. National’s Taking Action Toolkit and work on individual/small group advocacy projects which focus on a topic that they are passionate about, as a means of leading and facilitating meaningful change in their communities. some of the topics explored throughout the 20-21 session included: Anti-Asian violence, mental health resources in schools, text banking, and community advocacy.
Two Leadership Council members, Rita and Anna, created a powerful project titled STOP ASIAN HATE. (Content warning: Anti-Asian violence and graphic images.)