Youth HEALers Stand Up! is a group of 13-24 year olds who are fighting to put a end to youth homelessness in Philadelphia and beyond. The people involved with this group have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity and want to make it so that future generations don't have to go through the same struggle. The HEALers do this by educating young people, professionals, decision makers on what youth homelessness looks like, bringing awareness in our communities to the situation, and empowering other youth to use their voice and take real action to put a end to youth homelessness.
HEALers stands for Housing, Education, Action, and Leadership
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The HEALers are pleased to announce our first annual
HEAL the Future Youth Power Conference
Join members of Youth HEALers Stand Up as well as other powerful young leaders in local housing and social justice work for a youth-grown training and discussion about ways youth can build power to make change in their communities. Meet young people working on campaigns to build youth-run housing for students experiencing homelessness, working to make Philly’s public schools safer and more friendly to young people of color, or advocating for increased employment opportunities that can help young people maintain housing.
Featuring youth leaders from:
Youth HEALers Stand Up!
The Young Adult Leadership Committee @ The Office of Homeless Services
Youth Fostering Change
Youth Art and Self-Empowerment Project
Bartrams Village Dancers from Bartrams Village affordable housing community
Philadelphia Student Union
The Village of Arts and Humanities
Creating Justice While Navigating Housing Insecurity @ 11-12:30pm
[for youth under 25 experiencing homelessness by special RSVP only, please email youthhealersstandup to reserve seating for you or youth in your care]
Youth Power Strategy Training @ 1pm-3pm, and 3:30pm-5:30pm [two sessions for youth under 25 interested in social justice work only]
Powersharing for Stronger Youth Movements – Adult ally session, @ 6pm-7:30pm [for adult allies, decision makers, school/shelter/program staff, philanthropists, etc]
Note: The Heal the Future Conference is made possible in part by Bareteeth Collective, Community Futures Lab, and YouthBuild. Youth HEALers Stand Up is supported by Bread and Roses Foundation, Youthadelphia at the Philadelphia Foundation, The Stoneleigh Foundation, and the Welcome Home Foundation, as well as community partners at Project HOME, Community Legal Services, and Community Futures Lab. YHSU is a program of People's Emergency Center and works in coalition with Youth Service Inc., Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center, The Attic Youth Center, PathwaysPA, Covenant House, and Connection Training Centers. Thank you for your support.
If you are a young person interested in getting involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Rashni at 267-405-2260
If you are a adult or ally who wants to get involved, email email@example.com