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One hour / 60 minutes

That’s all the time it takes to impact a young Cleveland student’s life. Invest in the city’s future.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Be a Speaker, a Facilitator, or a Coordinator! We are always looking to fill these roles at EYEJ – and we would love to discuss these positions with you further.  You can sign up now, and when we have the exact dates/times, we will be in touch with you.

We are passionate about amplifying the voices of young people in Cleveland specifically in the discussion of social justice topics like Toxic Stress, Money Management, and Police/Youth Relationships. Our commitment includes bridging diverse individuals to create dynamic, enlightening discussions between and among young people and with the adults participating!

We have found that 33% of our volunteers are so committed and dedicated, that they on average spend 7 Discussion Series with us a YEAR!

We’re looking for volunteers who are eager to participate in a two-sided dialogue with the youth of Cleveland to develop real change in equality in our neighborhoods and city!

Are you…

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Energetic, passionate, and willing to listen?

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In school, legally employed, retired or able to share your story?

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Happy to collaborate with a partner during the discussion?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions and are interested in volunteering or being a discussions series Speaker or Facilitator, you can sign up here.  Any additional questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to volunteer@eyej.org.

You will receive a confirmation email with all relevant details after you register. We’ll walk you through every step of the way – including training, curriculum, and volunteer support – so that you can get the most out of this valuable experience. Expect to receive a speaker document and information about your volunteer partner a week before your discussion date.

You also have the opportunity to be an EYEJ Facilitator. This position serves monthly at the same school in the same class for the duration of the year. Facilitators are very knowledgeable of the EYEJ mission and topics, and will assist the Speaker during the discussion.

If you answered “No” but still would like to volunteer, consider being an EYEJ Coordinator.  An EYEJ Coordinator helps to facilitate the discussion series session by supporting the speakers, discussion activities, and in-discussion paperwork management. This position will allow you to experience the powerful discussion firsthand without the full pressure of managing the speaker’s responsibilities.

2018-2019 SCHOOLS AND SCHEDULE:

Schools will be announced November/December 2018 for.  EYEJ is not providing any services for Fall 2018, however we will start back up January 2019.

CURRICULUM TOPICS:

2018-2019 topics:

Jan: Conflict Resolution

Feb: Exploring Money

Mar: Toxic Stress

Apr: Exploring Violence and/or Police and Youth Relationships

May: Reflection Events

2019-2020 topics:

Sept: Toxic Stress

Oct: Exploring Money

Nov: Conflict Resolution

Dec: Exploring Technology

Jan: Police and Youth Relationships

Feb: Exploring Civil Rights

March: Invest in Your Future (Entrepreneurship, College/Trade School)

April: Exploring Violence

May: Reflection Events

TRAINING:

One training session will be required prior to volunteering. We will begin training sessions in December and post signup dates online, here in November 2018. Please note that training sessions *may be conducted in person or via webinar. Stay tuned for more updates!*
Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates for Discussion Series :

December 2018 & January 2019 – Dates TBD

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To learn more and to sign up as a volunteer, click the button:

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