Youth

Nargis Cyclone orphans get a new lease on life

Today, 80 Nargis orphans are gathered at a monastery for their monthly get-together.  The children are learning to play a game called “Chickens and Eagles”.  Young volunteers divide the children into groups of three and tell them to pretend to be “chickens”.  Each time they hear, “Eagles are coming,” the little “chicks” quickly run into the arms of their "parents".  Those who do not run back in time will be caught by the “eagles”.

Invitation to Educators & Youth Program Leaders in KC Area

We invite Educators and Youth Program Leaders to use the “Lends Us Your Hands for Peace” Art Activity

 Dear Youth Program Leaders and Educators,

We invite you to utilize a creative and positive youth activity and at the same time help support the “Visions of Peace at the Crossroads” festival.

Tyree Scott Freedom School 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010 (All day) - Friday, July 16, 2010 (All day)

 

Seattle, WA – In the spirit of Freedom Summer of 1964 and Freedom Schools that took place across Seattle in 1966, a multicultural group of dedicated Seattle Youth are coming together this summer to work against racism in the 10th annual Tyree Scott Freedom School. The Freedom School will take place July 12th - July 16th at the Cannon House 113 23rd Ave South from 10am-4pm. The Seattle Freedom School is being organized by The People’s Institute Northwest and the American Friends Service Committee.

Cyclone Nargis orphans

Orphans, who lost their parents to Cyclone Nargis, enjoy a game of "chickens and eagles".

Bassidi's Story

After the arrest of his father, Bassidi shared how his farther's lack of "papers" have prevented him from getting a job and supporting his family.

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Jocelyn's Story

16-year-old Jocelyn recounts the last day she saw her mother and how her family's life has changed since the deportation.

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Youth Undoing Instituional Racism and Juvenile Justice

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

The Community Justice Program and partners will conduct a Freedom School in the King County Juvenile Justice Center and Washington State Juvenile facilities annually. Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) will also engage in a community organizing campaign linking racial disparities in education to the current over-incarceration of youth of color in King County, Washington.

Tyree Scott Leadership Institute

The Tyree Scott Leadership Institute (Freedom School) is a powerful participatory experience for young people designed to inspire a lifetime of community involvement. Youth analyze the systems that perpetuate violence and injustice and learn about social change movements, empowering them to promote racial justice, human rights and peace.

What can you do to end racism?

Jocelyn family

Joceyln and her family

Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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