Oaklandish is proud to announce Youth ALIVE! as our Nonprofit of the Month for March! Youth ALIVE! is also a 2014, 2016 and 2017 Oaklandish Innovators Award winner, receiving a financial grant in addition to year-round partnership and continued support.
Based in Oakland, California, Youth ALIVE! trains teens to lead violence prevention workshops with younger students, hiring young adults to work with youth who are hospitalized and recovering from violent injuries, urging them not to retaliate against their attackers. In the immediate aftermath of a homicide, they also provide crisis response and support for familes and friends to promote healing and to calm tensions. In addition, Youth ALIVE! advocates for sensible policies that reduce gun, gang, family, and dating violence. Through the last 20 years, Youth Alive! has trained over 900 young people in Oakland and Los Angeles to be peer educators for over 45,000 teens. Youth ALIVE!’s intensive programs provide valuable training and mentorships to help students long after their time with the program is finished.
Oaklandish is proud to host Youth ALIVE! at our Dimond retail store (3419 Fruitvale Ave.) on Saturday, March 18th from 12-4pm.
10% of the day’s proceeds will go directly to support Youth ALIVE!
For more information, check out youthalive.org