Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project

Posted August 5th, 2014 at 1:07 pm.

Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) provides workshops for youth under 18 in the Philadelphia Prison system, as well as leadership development and support for youth when they leave the prison system. YASP also conducts workshops at schools and colleges to educate others about the flaws of the criminal justice system. By hiring formerly incarcerated youth into positions of leadership, YASP is able to empower individuals who were previously disempowered by the legal system.

YASP seeks out college students who are willing to share their knowledge and as well as learn from those they teach. College students will be asked to assume a large range of responsibilities, such as planning and facilitating workshops, academic tutoring, and assisting youth who are seeking employment. YASP provides ample opportunities for students to utilize their specific skill-set and area of expertise. Students with backgrounds in education and/or law are highly sought after, though all are encouraged to apply as an intern. Applications should be sent to Jamie Carroll at jamie@yasproject.com. Find out more about internships for College students here: http://www.yasproject.com/for-students.html

Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project is located at 2231 N. Broad Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA, 19132

Filed under: Arts,Philadelphia,Tutoring by Sara Gladwin

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