Our programming is focused on the 6-12th grade students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Cleveland, Ohio. We serve around 1,000 students total during the academic year and proudly work on behalf of our students even when school is not in session.
Here are our programs:
A 1-hour discussion series in schools across Northeast Ohio predominately in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for 6-12th graders. A specific design, where Volunteer Speakers partner together to discuss with small groups of students about topics relating to social justice such as Exploring Power & Privilege, Education, Health, Money, Community Relationships, Race & Justice and more. EYEJ’s Curriculum team provides speakers with a “speaker doc” that serves as a guide of the dedicated topic and discussion. Discussions are a favorite with both students and speakers. It provides an open and safe environment to have an honest discussion, develop critical thinking skills and foster new ideas for change. Focused on social/emotional learning. Each May, EYEJ holds a reflection event in May, where students reflects to the community what they learned for the year in our Discussion Series. Students will present what they learned for the year, what suggestion they have the for positive change and their art piece. EYEJ will award one student in each school, the June Antoine Social Justice Warrior Award. EYEJ has served 1,000 youth in 11 Institutions and Recreation Centers across Cleveland for this direct service.
The EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council began in partnership with Partnership for Safer Cleveland and thanks to the Larry Doby Youth Fund in November 2017. 19 youth ages 15-25 from all across Cleveland came together to brainstorm issues, injustices and challenges they face, and their community faces. Together they created recommendations for solutions for these issues in the areas of Toxic Stress, Police/Youth Relationships and Youth Independency (Life Skills) and presented them Chief Williams of the Cleveland Police and over 100 high-level Clevelanders. They continue their work in 2019, by implementing the recommendations. Thanks to the Tegna Foundation for supporting them in 2019. For more information, click here.
DSJ is an online, safe, membership and points based tool for educators who may have or integrate social justice based curriculum into their school setting. DSJ allows for students from all over the world to discuss various social justice topics online. For more information, please contact us directly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.