Youth Leadership Project 2021-2022 Cohort

HopeWorks of Howard County
September 3, 2021
Columbia, MARYLAND
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The Youth Leadership Project provides an affirming, safe space for teens to engage in important conversations on a range of topics like healthy relationships, media literacy, and social movements.  


Youth Leadership Project 

The HopeWorks’ Youth Leadership Project is a service-learning program dedicated to empowering teens to challenge systems of oppression and prevent relationship violence. Youth Leadership is open to teens ages 13 – 18 of all genders, backgrounds, and identities. This project provides an affirming and safe space for all students. 

Youth Leaders will: 

  •         engage in discussion, 
  •         raise their social consciousness, 
  •         participate in several creative projects and activism throughout the year, 
  •         actively work to raise awareness and change the culture that allows sexual and dating violence to thrive. 

Application window for the 2021/2022 cohort closes October 4, 2021. 


See attached application for more information, and please feel free to share with any students who might be interested. Please note that, as of now, this year’s cohort is planned to be held virtually. 


More information and the necessary application can also be found at:


HopeWorks’ Youth Leaders will actively engage in a variety of projects alongside their monthly meetings. These projects can include:  

  • producing a podcast by being a part of HopeWorks’ podcast, Transforming Together
  • standing up for environmental justice by contributing to HopeWorks’ Community Peace Garden, “The Our Earth Project,” 
  • collaborating to publish HopeWorks’ Youth Arts Magazine, Cultivate


Cultivate: Youth Arts Magazine 

HopeWorks’ Youth Arts Magazine,Cultivate. We are so proud of HopeWorks’ Youth Leaders for working together to open and continue to offer this amazing opportunity to youth. Themes for this magazine include, but are not limited to, social justice, empowerment, self-care, hope, and healing. For youth ages 18 and under,we will begin accepting submissions November 1, 2021! 


For more information and to see previous publications, visit:

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