What We Do

Youth Rise Texas has three goals:

  1. Cultivate directly-impacted youth as long-term leaders for justice by facilitating creative change work around criminalization and deportation
  2. Change public opinion about target issues and win local campaigns to make Texas a safer place for all families
  3. Facilitate space for community-building and transformational healing

We reach these goals through our #StayWoke summer program and our two school year offerings, the Mentored Youth Fellowship Program, and the Youth Organizing Institute.  All programs provide paid and volunteer leadership and learning opportunities for young adults harmed by criminalization and deportation.  Know a young person who you think is a good fit for us?  Drop us a line at <[email protected]>!  We’d love to meet them.