May 08, 2017
Education For Liberation Conference
On Saturday, May 6th students and staff from the Collab presented at the 8th Annual Education for Liberation Conference in Philadelphia. POWER led a workshop on Youth Media, POPPYN participated on a panel session about Environmental Justice and led a workshop on Foster Youth, Storytelling and Advocacy.
POWER Intern, Blue, also spoke on an opening panel and performed spoken word. See below for the video.
Apr 26, 2017
POPPYN heads to Regional and Local Conferences to Raise Awareness about Foster Youth
POPPYN is looking forward to presenting “Philadelphia Foster Youth Break the Silence: Where Storytelling Meets Advocacy at the Adolescent Networking Conference in New Jersey on April 27 and the 8th Annual Education for Liberation Conference in Philly on May 6! Workshop participants will include advocates, foster youth, families and educators from across the region. POPPYN will be speaking and screening clips from their episode about the foster care system.
Apr 26, 2017
Up Next: DA Candidate Forum on Juvenile Justice
We’re excited to partner with local orgs and Councilwoman Helen Gym who is hosting a District Attorney candidates forum on juvenile justice. Join youth who have themselves faced the juvenile justice system as well as advocates and activists in demanding accountability at our upcoming DA Candidates Forum.
DA Candidates Forum on Juvenile Justice
May 2, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ben Franklin High School
550 N. Broad Street
See more info on the Facebook Event Page.
Apr 03, 2017
Help Send Our Students Abroad This Summer!
It’s springtime once again, which means its time for our annual fundraiser to send our high school students on once in a lifetime trips all over the world. We do this through the Experiment in International Living, an incredible organization who have been sending young people abroad for almost 100 years.
We are partnering with EIL again to send SEVEN of our students abroad this summer!
Although our students have received partial scholarships from EIL, they need more support to off-set travel costs.
We started a go-fund me page if you’d like to contribute or help spread the word.
Thanks for your support!
Mar 28, 2017
Teaching Consent in Philly Schools
We recently received a grant from the Valentine Foundation to expand our consent workshops into more schools in Philadelphia. This spring we will be presenting full day workshops in several high schools to raise awareness about sexual consent and rape culture. See below for a description of the workshop.
The workshop has also been adapted to target educators. To learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.